Exhibition of underwater cultural relics underway in northwest China – CGTN

The sunken merchant ship, 20 meters in length and 6 meters in width, was built during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). It was discovered in 1996 in the waters off Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.

Many fragments of porcelain and pottery have been collected and recovered, providing more information about the Marine Silk Road between China and the rest of the world during the Song and Yuan dynasties (1280-1368).

A strategic city along the ancient Silk Road, Dunhuang, which is famed for its Mogao Grottoes, is welcoming the underwater relics for the first time. The show, organized by Hainan Museum and Dunhuang Academy, is intended to introduce the public to the rich cultural connection of the Maritime Silk Road to the ancient Silk Road.
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