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Tang treasures from Arabic shipwreck are on show

Updated: 2015-01-23 10:03 Comments

Tang treasures from Arabic shipwreck are on show

A gold cup salvaged from the shipwreck is one of the most important examples of Tang gold ware discovered overseas. [Photo/ www.news.cn]

An exhibition of Tang treasures from a 1,200-year-old Arabic shipwreck opened in December at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. The exhibit, done in cooperation with Singapore, runs until April 26. The exhibition features hundreds of relics from the Tang Dynasty and uncovers a story from the Maritime Silk Road that hidden for a long time.

In the 1990s, a fisherman found many ceramics when he was fishing for sea cucumbers near the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia. A German salvage company excavated the relics for one year after a wreck the ceramics came from was proved to be an ancient Arabian dhow called Batu Hitam, which sailed a route between Africa and China.

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