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Saturday, 26 September 2009

China to fish up ancient ship

A salvage operation to fish up a centuries-old ship wreckage kicked off Saturday on Nan'ao Island on the east tip of south China's Guangdong Province.

The ship, loaded with more than 10,000 pieces of antique porcelain, is from the Wanli period (1573-1620) of Ming Dynasty, said Chen Jianwu with the publicity department of Nan'ao County.

The ship, which is more than 25.5 meters long and 7 meters wide, lies 27 meters deep in the Sandianjin waters to the southeast of Nan'ao Island, Chen said.

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