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Legends of a Great Flood in China may be true
« on: August 26, 2016, 06:32:01 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/science/china-great-flood-xia-emperor-yu.html?_r=0

Scientific Evidence of Flood May Give Credence to Legend of China’s First Dynasty
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By NICHOLAS WADEAUG. 4, 2016


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Re: Legends of a Great Flood in China may be true
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 07:30:14 PM »
http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/05/jishi-gorge-landslide1/

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The Jishi Gorge landslide, China: an earthquake-induced landslide that changed civilisation?
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Re: Legends of a Great Flood in China may be true
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 06:38:48 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Some paragraphs from the article.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/science/china-great-flood-xia-emperor-yu.html?_r=1

Scientists have found evidence of a catastrophic flood that overwhelmed the upper Yellow River valley in China some 4,000 years ago, an event that they say may confirm the historical basis of China’s semi-legendary first dynasty.

Ancient Chinese texts record a mix of historical events and legends. Some records, such as those relating to China’s second and third dynasties, were confirmed in surprising detail when archaeologists turned up inscriptions on oracle bones and ancient bronzes.