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  • A handout made available by the Cascais, Portugal, city government shows an archaeologist during a dive at a discovered shipwreck near Cascais on Sept. 6. The ship, which sank between 1575 and 1625, was found Sept. 3 off the Portuguese coast near the mouth of the Tagus river. Photo: VCG_ Gallery: 400-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered
     
     
    A handout made available by the Cascais, Portugal, city government shows an archaeologist during a dive at a discovered shipwreck near Cascais on Sept. 6. The ship, which sank between 1575 and 1625, was found Sept. 3 off the Portuguese coast near the mouth of the Tagus river. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: 400-Year-Old Shipwreck Casts Light on Imperial Ming China

Vessel found off Portugal contained porcelain pieces from last Chinese dynasty

09.26.2018
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A handout made available by the Cascais, Portugal, city government shows an archaeologist during a dive at a discovered shipwreck near Cascais on Sept. 6. The ship, which sank between 1575 and 1625, was found Sept. 3 off the Portuguese coast near the mouth of the Tagus river. Photo: VCG
A diver examines a cannon on the sunken ship. Photo: VCG
Porcelain pieces that date back to China’s late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were found at the shipwreck. Photo: VCG
Porcelain pieces that date back to China’s late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) are found at the shipwreck. Photo: VCG
Tourists at Cascais, Portugal, look at a photo exhibit of the shipwreck. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: 400-Year-Old Shipwreck Casts Light on Imperial Ming China