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New finds on ancient sunken ship Nan Ao One

07-14-2010 08:50 BJT Special Report:Underwater archaeological investigation for Nan’ao No. 1 |

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Salvage work is continuing in the South China Sea on the ancient sunken vessel, Nan Ao One. More new relics have been retrieved and displayed for the media.

Over ten-thousand Northern Song Dynasty copper coins, which were stored in pots, have been found. Archaeologists are currently counting the 1,000 year old coins.

Most of the salvaged porcelain items are plates and bowls with inscriptions on them. Bronze components, which are thought to be part of flintlocks, were also found.

Bronze components, which are thought to be part of flintlocks, were also found. 
Bronze components, which are thought to be part of
flintlocks, were also found.
So far, more than ten cabins of the ship have been discovered, around which are scattered copper coins, pottery pots, and ceramic plates.

Around 300 archaeologists participated in the underwater salvage work.

By July 9th, they saved over ten-thousand relics.

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