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In China, archaeologists find a 300-year-old treasure at the bottom of a river
March 20, 2017 / https://fr.sputniknews.com/sci_tech/201703201030530260-chine-tresor-riviere-min/

In China, a team of archaeologists discovered a real treasure at the bottom of the Min River. More than 10,000 precious objects have been discovered.

Chinese archaeologists have found at the bottom of the Min River in Sichuan province more than 10,000 ancient objects, the age of which exceeds 300 years, reports the Xinhua news agency.

These include coins of gold, silver and bronze, jewels and weapons of all kinds. According to the archaeologists, these treasures found 50 km south of the city of Chengdu could date from the time of the Ming dynasty, between 1368 and 1644.

Although the origin of the treasure still needs to be clarified, scientists assume that in 1646, the leader of a peasant uprising, Zhang Xianzhong, trying to transport valuable objects to the south, Imperial army in the vicinity of this place. Approximately 1,000 boats, filled with silver and jewels, would have sunk following the skirmish.

"The objects found are of considerable interest to Chinese science, history and art. They allow us to broaden our knowledge of the political, economic and social life of the Chinese people during the Ming dynasty, "the archaeologists conclude.
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