22 Sep 2014
June 12, 2013 - Filed under: Antique Cabinets — David

A shipwreck was recently discovered at the Binh Son district of Quang Ngai. Following excavation, antiques which are believed to date back to the 13th Century have been revealed.

Experts spent five months securing the shipwreck using stakes and planks around the ship, preventing water getting in as generators were used to suck out the sand. This is a new excavation method that is less time-consuming than previous methods, which could take up to two years.

The shipwreck is located 300 metres from the shoreline and it took five months for the excavation. On 4th June, the excavators could start the retrieval process of the antiques. Among the hidden treasure there were plates, jars and bowls, all with intricate detail. According to Quang Ngai Museum’s vice head, Dr Doan Ngoc Khoi, it is likely that the ship, which is centuries old, was seeking shelter from one of the many unseasonable storms before sinking. There have been three other discovered shipwrecks in the same area, carrying antiques, mostly pottery from the Ming dynasty of China. When the excavation is complete, the antiques will be transported to the provincial museum. Experts can deal with the ship wreck in two ways; either taking it apart and rebuilding it in the museum, or preserving the ship in its current destination so that tourists can visit.

Rather than discovering hidden treasures at sea, most people in the UK visit antiques dealers for specific pieces. In addition to ornate Asian plates and bowls, many people love to collect larger items like antique cabinets or chairs. Preston is just one area where you will discover hidden treasure.

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