This edition: Tang Shipwreck in New YorkTweet
Original tape date: May 16, 2017.
First aired: November 14, 2017.
Indonesian fishermen diving for sea cucumbers discovered a thousand-year-old Tang Dynasty shipwreck off Belitung Island. Its remarkable cargo originally included approximately 70,000 ceramics produced in China, as well as luxurious objects of gold and silver. The shipwreck confirmed that, in addition to the land trading route known as The Silk Road, an active maritime trade in the Ninth Century flourished between China’s Tang empire and the Abbasid empire in West Asia. Asia Society Senior Curator Adriana Proser and tour guide Miryame Krogmeier serve as guides to this remarkable cargo.