The 12th to 13th century Cargo Ships of Korea: Proof of Medieval Maritime Transportation Found in Taean waters, Korea

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The 12th to 13th century Cargo Ships of Korea: Proof of Medieval Maritime Transportation Found in Taean waters, Korea

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This paper is about the wrecked ships found in Tae-an, Korea, and the ongoing investigation. Four cargo ships of the Middle Ages were excavated from Taean, Korea during 2007 - 2011. Three of these four ships were found in a 1 km radius, as such, this sea area is famous for sinking ships since ancient times. Among the found relics were wooden tablets describing the origin of the cargoes, the receiver, types of cargoes and quantity was found. These wooden tablets were the first of its kind found in a Korean wrecked ship, which provide specific historical facts. The four wrecked ships found in adjacent place, were wrecked during the transportation of products from a production area in the mid-southern part of Korea, where a capital city was located at one time. One ship was transporting tens of thousands of porcelain, while the other three were transporting a small quantity of porcelain and foodstuffs.

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Jong-guk Shin, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.)

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5/15/2014

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Jong-guk Shin, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.), “The 12th to 13th century Cargo Ships of Korea: Proof of Medieval Maritime Transportation Found in Taean waters, Korea,” The MUA Collection, accessed September 22, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1631.

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