Sunken treasures

Source:CFP Published: 2017/3/21 0:28:39

Archeological workers on Monday excavate a treasure boat that sank 371 years ago in the Minjiang River in Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Two months of excavation have recovered more than 10,000 pieces of treasure, which originally belonged to revolutionary leader Zhang Xianzhong who fought the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Sichuan provincial government announced Monday. The boat loaded with Zhang's valuables was sunk in 1646 when it was ambushed by government forces. Photo: CFP



One of more than 10,000 pieces of treasures excavated from a sunken treasure boat of 371 years ago in the Minjiang River in Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Two months of excavation have recovered more than 10,000 pieces of treasure, which originally belonged to revolutionary leader Zhang Xianzhong who fought the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Sichuan provincial government announced Monday. The boat loaded with Zhang's valuables was sunk in 1646 when it was ambushed by government forces. Photo: CFP



 

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