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30,000 sunken relics unearthed in SW China
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-04-18
After nearly 100 days of archeological excavations, more than 300,000 pieces of cultural relics have been unearthed at the Pengshan district of Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan province.


Relics have been excavated at the sunken ship site on the Minjiang River in Pengshan, district of Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan province. Zhang Xianzhong. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The excavations found proof of the legend that said a vast booty of treasure belonging to Zhang Xianzhong, the leader of a Chinese peasant uprising in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was lying at the bottom of Minjiang River.


Silver ingots are among the treasures unearthed at the sunken ship site on the Minjiang River in Pengshan, district of Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan province.

The items recovered include gold, silver and bronze coins, jewelry, iron swords, spears, rings, earrings and hairpins.


Relics have been excavated at the sunken ship site on the Minjiang River in Pengshan, district of Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan province.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Archaeologists said that the sunken ship site on the Minjiang River is the most important archaeological discovery from the Ming Dynasty since the finding of the Dingling Imperial Mausoleum in Beijing.


 
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