Scientists have recently discovered evidence that buttresses the catastrophic flood of Chinese’s upper Yellow River valley over 4,000 years back. They said this discovery gives credence to the semi-legendary first dynasty of China.
The Chinese documentaries and historical books have a mix of historical legends and events. Many of these accounts, like those relating to second and third dynasties of China, were evidently confirmed when archaeologists discovered various antiques, writings, engravings and remains of a human at locations peculiar to that history.
The chronicle of the first dynasty, popularly known as oracle bones of the Shang dynasty which centered on Yu the Great, were told to share a close resemblance to the biblical Noah’s story of flood control. Emperor Yu, according to the famous Chinese story –”Great Yu Controls the Waters”, dredged a canal for 13 years to dispel the overrunning water that had earlier crippled the economic and social development. There were doubts by historians as to the authenticity of this stories, whether they are a real event of folk’s memory, creation-style myth or combination of the two. Many held that the Emperor Yu’s story is a fiction cooked to buttress the centralized rule and, the absence of flood’s evidence at that time justifies the claim that the Xia dynasty is not even a history but a myth.
Qinglong Wu of Peking University in Beijing led a group of geologists and archaeologists in discovering evidence that is strong enough to confirm the history of Great Flood of Xia.
It was reported that the landscape is as a result of the earthquake which dredges a big natural dam which emerges from Tibetan plateau through the Yellow River and flows through the Jishi Gorge. Concluding from the remains of the sidewalls, as reported in the Friday’s issue of Science, the researcher said the dam would have been up to 800 feet above the present tide.