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Wreck found off Nagasaki believed to be 13th-century Mongol ship

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Wreck found off Nagasaki believed to be 13th-century Mongol ship

Post by Rowan » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 12:40 pm

I seem to have missed this somehow and just found it on About.com's Medieval History section.
(CNN) -- In Japanese legend they are known as The Kamikaze -- the divine winds -- a reference to two mighty typhoons placed providentially seven years apart which, in the 13th century, destroyed two separate Mongol invasion fleets so large they were not eclipsed until the D-Day landings of World War II.

Marine archaeologists now say they have uncovered the remains of a ship from the second fleet in 1281 -- believed to have comprised 4,400 vessels -- a meter below the seabed, in 25 meters of water off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan.
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Post by fljustice » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 3:25 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]I seem to have missed this somehow and just found it on About.com's Medieval History section.



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Fascinating! Thanks fore the link, Rowan.
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