The Nanhai One is a Chinese merchant ship with over 60,000 items on board, which sank into the South China Sea in the 12th century. Discovered in 1987
The Nanhai One, an ancient Chinese merchant ship, sank into the South China Sea in the 12th century fur the Southern Song dynasty. It sat at the bottom of the ocean until it was discovered in 1987 by a group of English maritime explorers who were actually searching for a different shipwreck. Discovered with the Nanhai One shipwreck were about 200 porcelain pieces, coins, silver bars, and gold chains. In all, there were between 60,000 and 80,000 items recovered with the ship. The ancient ship was raised in 2007.
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