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Discovery of The Mongol ship from 13th century


The Mongol ship from 13th century has been discovered underwater. The ship was supposed to occupy Japan. However, it has been rotting at the bottom of the sea for over 700 years.

Two massive fleets consisting of 4,000 ships and 140,000 men were destroyed by destructive typhoon winds. These ships were supposed to expand the legendary Yuan Dynasty in 1274 and 1281. The fleets were sent by Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai.

The Mongol ships were discovered in a bay in the vicinity of the city of Matsuura on the west coast of Kyushu island.

In October 2014, two other ships, which were part of this fleet, were found around Takashima Island. The dimensions of this latest discovery are 20m in length and about 7m in width. Another ship is smaller than the previous one, and is 12m long and 3m wide at its longest point.

So far, three ships, which belonged to the same invasion fleet, were found at three different locations.
A professor of archaeology at the University of Ryukyus confirmed that these ships were from the Mongol invasion.

Many other artifacts have been found on the ocean floor around the shipwreck and those are the white porcelain bowl, brown glaze pottery vase, roof tiles and ironware.


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