Salvage of Nan'ao 1

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Three years ago, local fishermen accidentally pulled up some porcelain while fishing off the coast of Shantou, close to Nan'ao Island in south China. Studies from archaeologists proved they were from the Ming Dynasty. Off the coast is the sunken vessel dubbed Nan'ao 1. 


By May 10, 2010, more than 1,000 items had been recovered from the ship, including porcelain vases, plates, cups, bowls and other small dishes, as well as iron pots and copper plates. [More]





Relics salvaged from Nan'ao 1


Ship's secrets uncovered 


Merchant vessel's underwater treasure
Merchant vessel's underwater treasure



Over 800 relics found on 'Nan'ao-1'
Over 800 relics found on 'Nan'ao-1'








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