Friday, December 28, 2007

Very old Chinese merchant ship lifted ashore

I have been following on and off since two weeks ago TV news from China about the salvage works of Nanhai No.1. Now, it has finally been hoisted from the bottom of the sea and there would certainly be many more fascinating stories to be added to the 5000-year history of China once archaeologists and historians have examined, analysed and studied the ancient merchant ship of the Southern Sung Dynasty.

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4 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

The salvage of the Nanhai is a very important event in the study of Chinese history. Its like a time capsule going back 800 years. Even for a country like China which has a very well recorded history, a lot of knowledge of how people lived, everyday objects etc. has been lost.

The objects salvaged from the Nanhai are quite a treasure trove. The Southern Sung porcelain alone is priceless.

By the way, the picture you posted looks like the wreck of a much more modern steel ship...heheheh..

I'm taking the family to a beach resort and relax for the next few days...NO COMPUTERS...

Cheers...Happy New Year...!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Aidi said...

If I am not mistaken, in Malay language; Chinese Ship (those days)
were called "Tongkang Cina" "Jong"(in Javanesse) dated back since the arrival of Laksamana (Admiral) Cheng Ho in Malacca.I visit http://www.maritimeasia.ws/turiang/ship.html,
Perhaps the ship design looks similar as Nanhai?

8:20 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

no idea of how the ship looks like yet. has to follow the news up further in CCTV4 or CCTV9 in the next few weeks or months.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Aidi said...

thank you, Mr James.

6:22 AM  

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