Adapting old rules for new rulers

As in the Shang Dynasty, the rulers of the new Western Zhou Dynasty (1046–770 BC) served as religious, political, and military leaders, but they also developed different ways to govern and expand their newly acquired territories.

  1. 1, 2Wine vessels

  2. 3, 5Steamer and kettle

  3. TOPICInscriptions in bronze

  4. 4Wine vessel

  5. 6Bowl (gui)

  6. 7, 8Spade coins