In this episode, Cortney & Ellen dig into one of the earliest existing records of writing found anywhere in the world. Once believed to be dragon bones, these objects have evoked fascinating, even controversial links between the past and the present. So settle in as we discuss prophetic tortoises.
Curious about King Wu Ding's favorite wife General Fu Hao? Check out Cortney's essay on Smarthistory.org to learn about Fu Hao's many roles in Shang society and the discovery of her tomb at the last Shang dynasty capital at Anyang, in Henan Province.
Want to hang out with Little Li and his flying turtles in your backyard? Experience Cao Fei's AR works for yourself. Download the app at Acute Art.
Finally, a special announcement for our followers! Between now and the end of September, we are accepting pre-orders for a limited run of super exclusive T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show off your love for everyone’s favorite mercury sipping immortalized mummy! (Check out Episode 2 if you have no idea what we’re talking about.) These shirts feature the text “Ride or Lady Dai,” printed over a dragon included on Lady Dai’s original funeral banner! Proceeds from T-Shirt sales will be donated to the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, an organization that supports civic participation and protections within AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) communities. Visit the link in our @oftheearthpodcast Instagram bio for more information about ordering and payment procedures. Check out our grid for pictures of this adorable shirt!
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