A Legend Of A Flood Spurring Chinese Civilization May Be A Little True
Researchers made a discovery that matches the myth.By Ryan Biek, Steven Sparkman | August 4, 2016
Scientists might have confirmed a 4,000-year-old legend: the story of the beginning of Chinese civilization.
As the legend goes, a huge flood from the Yellow River lasted a generation until a hero known as Yu the Great dredged and built canals.
For that, the rulers of the area were so grateful they made him emperor. His descendants became China's first great dynasty, taking the country into the bronze age.