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December 9, 2017
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Relics of 800-year-old ship found under water

Archaeologists have recovered around 21,000 relics from Nanhai No. 1, a cargo that sank in the South China Sea some 800 years ago. The ship was made during the time of the Song Dynasty.

Hoards of porcelain, silver, gold, lacquer and wooden relics have been recovered from the shipwreck. Not just this but over 17,000 copper coins and the remains of 2,600 animal and plant species have also been found.

Nanhai No. 1 was found near the eastern coast of Yangjiang city in South China. It was buried in two-meter deep silt about 200 meters under the water. The 800 year old shipwreck was found in a well-preserved condition. It was resting on the seabed without tilting.

The archaeologists are now more concerned with preserving the fragile hull of the ship.

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