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Police to stop theft of shipwreck antiques

Update: September, 11/2012 - 09:59

QUANG NGAIi (VNS) — Police in central Quang Ngai Province are coordinating with relevant agencies to prevent local people from collecting antiques from a shipwreck that was recently discovered in the area.

The shipwreck was discovered by local fishermen on September 7, in waters belonging to Binh Son District's Binh Chau Commune.

Hundreds of local residents rushed to salvage the antique items from the wreckage soon after news of the discovery broke.

The recovered antiques are predominantly china and jade bowls and dishes. Doan Ngoc Khoi, deputy director of a local museum, announced on September 9 that inspection of the items suggests that they are from the Ming Dynasty of China, who ruled in the 15th century. —VNS

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