Ancient merchant boat arrives at purpose-built museum
- On 29/12/2007
- In Museum News
From China News
An 800-year-old Chinese merchant ship loaded with precious trading goods was moved to its purpose-built museum on Friday in Guangdong Province, five days after being raised from the sea.
The intricate salvage process, which involved constructing a special container around the 5,000-ton Nanhai (South China Sea) No. 1, finished with the delivery of the 30 meter wooden vessel to its "Crystal Palace" at the Marine Silk Road Museum in Yangjiang.
The glass pool featured a water temperature, pressure and other environmental conditions that were the same as where the ship had rested on the sea floor for centuries.