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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Oracle Bones are bones found in China that have messages written on them. Me and my friend were looking at them and noticed similarities between the stones and that there are many pictures on them. Can you decipher them? If you can,record your results here.

Here's the link: http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/uclib/bone...


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Oracle Bone 1
hoofed animal,man,grain or flower,tool,animal,flame,???,water.
That's a list of what I think the different symbols represent. Could it be an ancient shopping list? Or a record of sacrafices?


message 3: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments coooooooool


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

hi!


message 5: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments Omg! Hi !!!!!!!! Wanna go to RP?


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

YES!


message 7: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments C ya there!!!




message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

k!


message 9: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments :)


 Kyye of Lindisfarne (Kyye) | 1 comments cool . . .


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

hi


message 12: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) hi. What stones?



message 13: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) hi. What stones?



message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

in ancient china they wrote on animals bones. there's a link in the first post and they're really cool!


message 15: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) kk bone # 1- several humans in various postures, tree butterfly cat twig???
i think...
maybe describing a dwelling place or something??


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

hmmm . . .perhaps . . .I thought it might be a list of sacrafices.
bone 1# hoofed animal,man,grain or flower,tool,animal,flame,???,water.
That's a list of what I think the different symbols represent. Could it be an ancient shopping list? Or a record of sacrafices?



message 17: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) right... that makes sense too though... they're hard to decipher


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

it sort of helps if you know anglo-saxon(not that i'm expecting anyone too) because some of the symbols look the same. Me and josh were wondering if vikings may have payed a visit to china???


message 19: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) yeah I know a little anglo-saxon runes or so I thought... anglo-saxon is letters (runes) not pictures though right? they are kinda similar to viking and anglo-saxon runes tho...


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

yeah, it would be cool if during one of their coastal raids they settled somewhere in china.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

How much anglo-saxon do you know? I know all of it except for the letter X. for the life of me I can't remember what it was . . .**grumbles**


message 22: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) hehe i´ve practicly forgot it now.. I used to know the . now I just kinow my name. assuming, of course, that dragonolgy handbook was actually anglo-saxon....
haha


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

the dragonology hand book was partly correct. Mostly actuall,aside from a few variations. But for a kids book it was pretty accurate.


message 24: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments hah! u got that right!


message 25: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) yupppity yup yup :)


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

:D :D I wish they had anglo-saxon font on here...


message 27: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) you could google it. if they have artemis fowl gnommish font and greek letters font, anglo saxon should exist.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

REALLY? That would be so awesome!


message 29: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) Yeah I wouldn't be suprised if there is anglosaxon


message 30: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) Yup google anglo-saxon font or anglo-saxon rune font. I found a couple already. you might have to fish a little, but its worth it if u really want the font. The ones I found were both within the first 6 hits, so...


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

ok!


message 32: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) :) thank you very much


message 33: by maddie (new)

maddie (marleyme) | 833 comments hahhhahahaaaahaha!!!! maura...


message 34: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) ?


message 35: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) no i just dont know what/who ur talking about


message 36: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) oooohhhhhhhhhh kayyyyyyyyy


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Maddie . . . . .please don't insult people.please.


message 38: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) yah ppl!! :( i just didnt know what was happening


message 39: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) good, its mutual.


message 40: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) I only said that because I can't stand you yelling at me for no reason anymore!!!!!!!!!!!


message 41: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) Just because ragnarok is your cousin doesn't mean you can say, "I don't like her so kick her out of the group" which is bascially what you are saying. WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YOU??? Just lay off!!!


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Maddie please just stop it!


message 43: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) thanks ragnarok :)


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Oracle bones are very cool and we learned about them in school.


message 45: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) what did u learn? theyre interesting...


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

priests for the chinese emporer carved questions into the bones and heated them untill they cracked. then they studied the cracks and answered the questions.


message 47: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livibooks3) thats cool. some cultures used to throw bones and interpret the way they fell, kind of like in the fantasy book eragon


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

yeah,I know Norse shamans did that.


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