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The Wanli Shipwreck

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

In year 1625, a Portuguese vessel set off from China on a voyage to the Straits of Melaka. Onboard were tonnes of chinaware and pottery that would bring lucrative profits for the Portuguese. However, the ship now named “Wanli” never reached the Portuguese fort of Melaka as she sank half way sailing through the South […]