An ancient treasure-bestowed merchant ship settled to the bottom of the South China Sea in a bed of protective mud at least 800 years ago.
The ship, named the Nanhai No. 1 or “South China Sea No. 1,” had survived below 82 ft (25m) water and sat on the sea floor while full of porcelain, gold, jewels, coins and other artifacts.
With great expense, care and technical achievement, Chinese archaeologists raised the ship several days ago and transported it aboard a cargo ship that was destined for a new home – an underwater protective enclosure that’ll preserve it.
The Nanhai No. 1 is now home.
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