In 1975, the discovery of Chinese ceramics in the sea near Shinan launched a series of underwater excavations close to the Korean peninsula. They revealed a shipwreck which was subsequently explored and salvaged over nine summers, from 1976 to 1984. It belonged to a Chinese merchant ship from the 14th century AD which had sunk on its way along the sea Silk Road. Inside the ship, over 20 000 pieces of ceramics and a large number of other objects were found. After the wreck had been raised, it was reconstructed at the Mokpo Conservation Institute for Maritime Archaeological Finds in South Korea.
- Route:MaritimeEra:14th century AD to 20th century ADLanguage of article:EnglishSource:
International Seminar on the Korean Culture and the Silk Roads, 23-25 February 1991. Kyongju and Pusan, Republic of Korea.Format:Countries:China, Republic of Korea