Fu Hao

Fù hǎo (Chinese妇 好/妇 好), ( Postumname: Mǔ Xin (Chinese母 辛) ) was one of the wives of King Wu Ding (ca. 1325-1266 BC) of the Shang Dynasty of China.

From the oracle bones Yinxu is known that it occurred as a military leader and 13,000 soldiers (at that time so a fairly large army) led against the trunk of Jiang and other ethnic characteristics. Fu Hao entered as an important priestess forth and presided over the sacrifices to heaven, the ancestors and the St. sources, etc. King Wu Ding favored them very much and they enfeoffed with manors. She seems to have also conducted state business for her husband, said Wu Ding was repeatedly concerned about their health. During her pregnancy, Wu Ding has foretold that her embryo was a boy. She was the mother of Prince Jie and died before the death of her husband Wu Ding.

The grave of Fu Hao

In 1976 archeologists discovered the village Xiaotun (小屯村) the municipality Xijiao (西郊 乡) of the Borough of Yindu (殷 都 区) Anyang City ungeplündertes her grave. The grave was relatively small ( 5.6 × 4 m and 8 m deep), but contained a tremendous amount of grave goods. There were 200 bronze ritual vessels, 200 bronze weapons, about 600 small figures of jade and other materials, 490 hairpins bones, vessels of ivory with inserts, 7000 cowrie shells that were used at that time than money, 23 bronze bells, 20 Opalperlen and other objects, including four levels, which are the earliest known Chinese mirror. 16 people and 6 dogs were sacrificed for the funeral and found themselves in grave system. Fu Hao was buried in a lacquered wooden coffin, which in turn was in a wooden box. Above the grave once must have been a grave temple, from which, however, only found stone cladding.