Victim of the kamikaze

Discovered near Takashima island, the ship is believed to have gone down during the Battle of Koan in 1281 when Kublai Khan sent 140,000 troops in over 4000 ships to subjugate Japan. According to Prof. Yoshifumi Ikeda, an archaeologist with University of the Ryukus, Okinawa, this will be the first time a nearly intact ship’s hull has been excavated from this infamous period of Mongol invasions. Fragments of Yuan dynasty (1279-1368 AD) ships, anchor stones, cannonballs and many other artefacts had been found around the island, but this is a unique find.

Tradução para o Português [Google] aqui.

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