Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Belitung Wreck

On From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4 this morning, Simon Worrall reported on a marine archeaological discovery in the Indian Ocean that perhaps dates from 826AD...

"Among the most sensational artefacts found in the wreck are three dishes decorated with cobalt from Iran which represent the oldest blue and white ware ever found, setting back by several hundred years the invention of what would become known all over the world simply as "china.""

Read the rest of the report "The treasure trove making waves" at:

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