Treasure discovered

Date: 1/8/2004

Three tonnes worth of coins and a cannon have been discovered off the southern coast in Ham Tan District, Binh Thuan Province, China. Divers salvaged the coins from an ancient ship after one of them happened upon a string of old shekels while exploring the wreck. Subsequent dives led to an undamaged cannon being found. Both the coins and the cannon are dated back to 1822, during Minh Mang’s reign, according to experts in Binh Thuan Museum.

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