Chinese archaeologists have found more than 10 thousand ancient artifacts older than 300 years on the bottom of the Minjiang River, which is a tributary of the Yangtze River.
It is reported that on the bottom of the river found gold, silver and bronze coins and jewelry, as well as metal weapons – swords, knives and spears.
The find was made 50 kilometers south of the city of Chengdu.
The artifacts date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Archaeological work continues from January and will last until April.
“The objects are of utmost value to science, history and art, they are of great importance for the study of the political, economic and social life of the Ming Dynasty,” said one of the archaeologists, Peking University Professor Li Botsyan.