Wrecked merchant ship salvaged off coast of Vietnam

After five long months of battling sand and seawater off the coast of the Binh Son district in Vietnam, experts have recovered a wealth of 14th century artifacts from a shipwreck, possibly associated with the silk and pottery road.

The artifacts include bowls, plates and jars "ingeniously decorated with intricate patterns." Dr. Doan Ngoc Khoi, vice head of the Quang Ngai Museum, believes that the wreck was a merchant ship which may have sheltered from storms in the small port.