A Student of History

December 21, 2007

800-year-old ship raised in China

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 6:33 pm

After 800 years at the bottom of the sea, a merchant ship loaded with porcelain and other rare antiques was raised to the surface Friday in a specially built basket, a state news agency reported.  Green-glazed porcelain plates and shadowy blue porcelain items were among rare antiques found during the initial exploration of the ship. Archaeologists have also recovered containers made of gold and silver as well as about 6,000 copper coins. 

The ship dates from the early Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

A salvage barge lifts a specially designed basket containing ...

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