Nanhai

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, […]

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Chinese archaeologists have raised an 800 year-old merchant ship built during the Song dynasty (960-1279). It’s dubbed the "Titanic of China" and before sinking, it was hauling a treasure trove of porcelain, gold, jewels and other artifacts, including 6,000 coins. The treasure ship, officially labeled Nanhai No. 1, or “South China Sea No. 1,” was […]

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