China retrieves sunken treasure linked to leader of ancient uprising
By GCRU Gold News on Friday, April 14 2017, 05:16 - Permalink
Chinese archeologists announced Thursday they have excavated more than 30,000 relics from a riverbed. They are believed to be treasures owned by the leader of an ancient uprising.
The retrieved relics include more than 10,000 gold and silver objects taken from the Jiangkou stretch of the Minjiang River in Meizhou City, Sichuan Province.
Legend had it that in 1646, Zhang was defeated by Ming soldiers while attempting to transfer his large haul of treasure southward. About 1,000 boats loaded with money and assorted valuables were said to have sunk in the skirmish.
The current round of excavation ended on Wednesday. Workers dug 20,000 square meters of the riverbed, only 2 percent of the estimated relic site.