One of a kind. In China, archaeologists have found a long-term sunken ship in the river (photo)
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Scientists believe that the age of the discovered artifact is over 150 years.
Archaeologists often find valuable artifacts. It can be whole treasures, musical instruments, etc. Sometimes these are much more significant finds.
Ships are among these. It was in China that a sunken ship was recently found, writes Sixth Tone.
He is over a hundred years old. The remains of the ship were found at the mouth of the Yangtze River – the longest and deepest in Eurasia. Only a century later they were able to raise them to replenish the treasure of the nation with cultural relics.
The ship is better known as number 2. It sighted the surface on Monday morning in the area of Shanghai's Hengsha Island. The media write that the ship was under water for about 150 years. In addition, it is the largest and best saving of its kind in China.
Discovered this find back in 2015. Then archaeologists discovered a wooden ship at a depth of 5.5 meters. However, a high-tech project to raise the ship from the bottom of the river was launched only this year.
During the work, archaeologists found that the structure is almost a little over 38 meters long. At the same time, the width of the ship is 9.9 m. In addition, the researchers found that dozens of cabins were in almost intact condition.
Archaeologists say that it refers to the period of the Qing Dynasty – 1644-1911 . It existed under the Tongzhi Emperor. It is believed that the ship was used as a barge for transporting various products along the river.
On Friday, the find will be delivered to one of the regions for further analysis. The find site is also planned to be turned into a shipwreck museum. This should happen as part of the program for the protection of cultural relics.