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Chinese Dynasties

The Chinese chronology appears to be as bloated as the Egyptian. Like the Egyptian (and Near East) mythololgy there is a period of divine or semi-divine civilizing rulers. The first Chinese god-king is called Pan Gu and is a type of Adamic figure. He was followed by the Emperor of Heaven, a direct analog to Mesopotamian Anu. The next is Emperor of Earth, a direct analog with Mesopotamian Enki ("Lord Earth"). The Yellow Emperor bestowed laws, engineering, astonomy and the calendar, and religious ritual, and corresponds well with Thoth of Egypt.

A "Dynastic Age" followed the "Divine Age" in China as in Egypt, and there were three major dynasties as well. However, the Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties probably don't track one-for-one with the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms in Egypt. The Zhou dynasty fractured into the "Warring Kingdoms" and was eventually replaced by the Qin, a dynasty with clear links to the Seleucid Dynasty of Mesopotamia and Persia. The Shang Dynasty was also overthrown from the West and does not seem to be connected to any world-wide climate catastrophe. We might venture to guess that this happened during the Egyptian Middle Kingdom when Senusret III conquered the East and brought down the 3rd Dynasty of Ur. The even earlier Xia Dynasty had been founded by the Joseph-figure Yu, who logically associates with Imhotep of Egypt, the first Joseph-figure after the Flood and beginning of the Dynastic Age.

In short, the "Divine Age" probably ended in China at the same time as in Egypt, and coincided with the mega-disaster of 1159 BC. The three major dynasties that followed in China should be compressed into the millenium that followed. The magnificent bronze work of the Shang dynasty parallels the Late Bronze Age in Mesopotamia. There is no "missing link" to be found in China that we can follow back to the Atlantean Age.