Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wreck Of 12th-Century Ship, Porcelain Discovered Near Western South Korea

A 12th-century ship carrying thousands of pieces of high-quality green porcelain was discovered in waters off the southwestern part of South Korea near the shore, archaeologists said.The wooden vessel, buried underwater in mud flats in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province, possibly dates back to the latter part of Korea's Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), when its porcelain artistry reached its zenith, experts from the National Maritime Museum said.

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