A photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP PicturesA photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Scientific study of China’s great flood could prove 4,000-year-old legend

Researchers find evidence of truth behind legend, with findings that could trim centuries off founding date of first dynasty

Topic |   Ancient China
A photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP PicturesA photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A photograph by Dr Wu Qinglong shows 14 skeletons of earthquake victims found in an excavated cave dwelling at Lajia, Qinghai province, in 2000. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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