Chinese poem illustration: 商颂 玄鸟/Shang Song – Black Bird by Anonymous
Full video also available at Bilibili: 商颂 玄鸟
This anthem is dedicated to god of heaven and the first Shang King, namely Cheng Tang(成汤/商汤), while the host of this grand ceremony, Wu Ding(武丁) put his name into this anthem song which make this anthem the only kind in the Book of Songs.
Wu Ding is know as the King of Wu Ding Prosperity(武丁盛世) around 1200B.C. with many stories left in the history book which is quite rare, most of the Shang Kings had only their names on the history book. In 1976, the tomb of Fu Hao (妇好), Wu Ding’s wife, was excavated intact, the only intact Shang royal mausoleum known so far. This video is about Fu Hao and her tomb in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBEn0sk3ZOc
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