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900-year-old ship found beneath rice field

900-year-old ship found beneath rice field
trefwoorden: India - schip - rijstveld - 12e eeuw
A sailing vessel that experts believe sank off the coast of southern India 900 years ago has been found buried in a rice field.
The ship is made of local Indian wood but the craftsmanship is not, leading experts to suggest it was made by ancient Chinese, Japanese, Egyptians or Arabs.
The government of southern Kerala state has excavated the 22-metre long, five-metre wide ship, after it was found in a rice field in Thaikal, a coastal village.

Lees verder bij: Ananova (23 oktober 2003)