3/25/11

Ancient Arab Shipwreck Yields Secrets of Ninth-Century Trade


For more than a decade, archaeologists and historians have been studying the contents of a ninth-century Arab dhow that was discovered in 1998 off Indonesia’s Belitung Island. The sea-cucumber divers who found the wreck had no idea it eventually would be considered one of the most important maritime discoveries of the late 20th century.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/arts/08iht-singshow08.html?src=me&ref=arts

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