12th century ship to be salvaged in China

Work is underway to hoist a ship from the Song Dynasty (1127-1279) from the South China Sea in October 2007. The largest Song Dynasty cargo ship ever discovered, researchers expect to find between 60,000 and 80,000 artifacts on board.

Experts working on the salvage project have removed 25 tons of silt from around the ship and have already discovered 390 relics including "green glazed porcelain plates, tin pots and shadowy blue porcelain objects."