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Jakarta Post

Underwater treasure

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 11 2010   /  08:38 am

“We found ceramic artifacts from China’s Ming dynasty in the waters off Genting Island … indicating the zone used to be a lane for merchant ships as well as war vessels,” archaeologist Priyatno Hadi Sulistyarto told The Jakarta Post recently.Remarkable find: An archaeologist uncovers an artifact from the Ming dynasty in the Karimun waters. The old artifacts are believed came from the King Wan Li period under the Ming dynasty, China, between 1573 and 1619.After gathering fragments of ceramic plates, bowls, small boxes and other pieces totaling about 20 objects, an underwater archaeology survey team from Yogyakarta later confirmed the rare objects originated from the King Wan Li period under the Ming dynasty, between 1573 and 1619.Carried out from July 22 to Aug. 2, 2009, the expedition led by Yogyakarta archaeologists was reportedly the first ever underwater archaeological study i...