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Sunken ship yields more porcelain

05-16-2010 09:03 BJT Special Report: Underwater archaeological investigation for Nan’ao No. 1 |

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Off the coasts of Shantou City in South China, stormy weather is forcing underwater archeological worker to take a break from the much-publicized Nan'ao mission on Saturday.

Meanwhile, antique experts are using the downtime to examine a crate of porcelain wares, newly taken from the merchant ship that sank over 400 years ago. Among the items are jars, vases, bowls and plates, all common exports of ancient China.

Some pieces bear patterns first found on porcelain from South China. The current operation was launched at earlier days. It aims to lift the whole wooden vessel out of water.

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Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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