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Nanhai One: Removal of silt reveals shipwreck artifacts

2015-01-02 09:22:58       source:China Daily

January 1, 2015

"An important step has been made in the recovery of thousands of relics from a famous Song Dynasty ship which sunk in the South China Sea about 800 years ago.

After one year of hard work, silt covering thousands of artifacts loaded within the ship has been largely cleaned up. The mystery shrouding the ancient merchant ship and its treasures could soon be lifted.

It's estimated that there are 60,000 to 80,000 relics inside the ship, including gold artifacts, brass and iron wares, and a large amount of porcelain. Now that the mud and silt has been mostly cleaned up, one can see densely arranged relics exposed."

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