Second excavation to sunken 'Nan'ao No 1' finished

11:14, April 26, 2011      

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Guangdong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics Archaeology introduced the conditions about the second excavation to the ancient sunken of "Nan'ao No.1". The commercial sunken belonged to Song dynasty was salvaged in December of 2007 since sleeping in the water for more than 800 years and preserved in the "Crystal Palace" museum of Guangdong province.

Photo, taken on April 25, shows the excavation platform for "Nan'ao No.1" in the "Crystal Palace" museum. (Xinhua photo/Lu Hanxin)

The second excavation lasted for nearly a month from the end of March in this year, and its main purpose was to locate the position of the ship's bow in the sink caisson. According to the institute, they have basically known the answer.

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By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
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