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The extant artifacts of the axe
- Apr 21, 2017 -

Two large bronze axe was unearthed in the tomb of the women's good at Yin ruins in Anyang, Henan province. Its blade width is about 375~385 mm, heavy 8.5~9 kg, the above cast inscription: "Fu Good". Fu is Yin Wangwu Ding's wife, she was a these famous female commander, has repeatedly the rate of soldiers on the expedition. This big Yue is the symbol of her authority. Shang as a ceremonial weapon in Shang Zhou has an important position. In ancient times, general acceptance of Shang equals to be awarded military called longevity after. This is historically called "Fake Huang Yue". 1972, Hebei Gaocheng County Tai Xi village has unearthed a Shang Dynasty Tsing, which explains that China had used bronze weapon 3,000 years ago. The Qin dynasty unearthed in Shaanxi province "Yue" workmanship is quite exquisite, has the blade, has the back, the above casts the decoration. The bronze axe is the cutting tool that appears after a large number of stone axes used in the Neolithic age. Many generations, the shape mainly has the following several: one, the body is longer, the blade straight or slightly curved, round Shan. 2, wide body, arc blade, round Shan, approximate weapon of Yue. Three, the side of the near blade is longer or curved, round Shan or rectangular straight Shan, straight blade or arc blade, approximate modern axe.