A newly discovered Ming Dynasty shipwreck, carrying ~100,000 pieces of porcelain, has been located in Chinese waters. Because they were found on the Continental Slope of the South China Sea, they were named: Northwest Continental Slope No 1 and No 2 Shipwrecks.
The Tang Dynasty-era shipwreck continues to be the centre of attention. In this talk, author Dr. Natali Pearson will focus on the new knowledge it has bought to the surface about the maritime silk road as well as the controversies that have accompanied the ship and its cargo's discovery and display. She will be followed by a presentation by Tim Winter and a discussion moderated by the Society's president, Kwa Chong Guan.
China recently announced the excavation of a late Qing Dynasty shipwr [...]
Numerous ceramic amphorae can be seen on the oldest shipwreck in the world newly found in the Black Sea, but their contents remain unknown awaiting their salvaging. It is similar to the ship depicted on the famous Siren Vase illustrated here.