Mon, 29 Nov 2021

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 800-year-old shipwreck Nanhai I is one of the biggest and best-preserved ancient trade ships found in the world.

It is regarded as a "time capsule" reflecting the society of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in many aspects.

Discovered in the South China Sea in 1987 and salvaged in 2007, Nanhai I is now preserved in the Maritime Silk Road Museum of Guangdong.

So far, more than 180,000 pieces (sets) of relics were retrieved, revealing stories of the ancient Maritime Silk Road.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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