The Yellow Emperor of China and Egypt The Scorpion Kings are two elusive figures from the ancient past who live in a mysterious world between myth and history. Could these two be the same person? It's an exciting theory, but according to a Chinese researcher, there is evidence to support it.
In new research awaiting peer review, Guang Bao Liu argues that the ruler of ancient Egypt known as Scorpio I was the figure recorded in Chinese documents as the Yellow Emperor. This is a very bold claim as Egyptologists are still determining the true identity of the Scorpion King. Some even question its existence. Likewise, historians have debated whether the story of the Yellow Emperor was based on reality or myth.
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The researcher builds his new theory on more evidence. First, it says that the Scorpion King united Upper and Lower Egypt by defeating another king. Likewise, Chinese records claim that the Yellow Emperor defeated Emperor Yan. Everything makes sense chronologically. The Scorpion King ruled ancient Egypt about 5,200 years ago, which fits loosely with the Chinese legend of the Yellow Emperor's 5,000-year civilization.
However, some historians believe that the Scorpion King was a real historical figure, and became the first true ruler of Upper Egypt around 3200 BC.
Whatever the case, this period of Egyptian history is incredibly mysterious, consisting of strange bits of archaeological evidence and records. Other scholars believe that Narmer was the true unifier of Egypt and the founder of the First Dynasty. Scholars have long debated whether Narmer and the Scorpion King were the same person.
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However, the story of the Yellow Emperor is a mixture of history and legend. It is very difficult to know when fantasy ends and reality begins. Most scholars today view the mysterious emperor as a mythical figure with little basis in reality.
This latest theory does not make matters any clearer, which will certainly interest historians as well. Whatever you say about the argument, the theory highlights how many myths from around the world share some typical themes. It often happens that two distant countries imagine their separate pasts, yet they bring up surprisingly similar stories.
source: IFL Science