Nan'ao One

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Nan'ao One (南澳一号) is a 25.5 m (84 ft), 7.0 m (23 ft) wide ancient Chinese merchant ship that sank in the Sandianjin waters off the coast of Nan'ao Island, about 5.6 nautical miles from Shantou, Guangdong Province, China. Accidentally discovered by a group of local fishermen in May 2007, it is currently considered the first late Ming dynasty (1368–1644) ship ever found and probably the only one from the reign of the Wanli Emperor (1573–1620) that China has discovered to date.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Moore, Malcolm (11 May 2010). "The mystery of the Ming dynasty galleon and China's 16th-century exports". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 

External links

  • Over 800 relics found on 'Nan'ao-1' - Video at
  • The Past Came Alive in 2010 Photos 27/32 of the Nan'ao One - at Beijing Review

Coordinates: 23°40′N 117°20′E / 23.667°N 117.333°E / 23.667; 117.333

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