After giving all unique and single artifacts and thirty percent of all recovered items to the National Museum (and assisting with exhibitions of artifacts from each project) we are allowed to sell our portion of the recovery to finance future projects.
The findings from ongoing research and the compilation of The artifacts sold on this website are therefore legally and properly excavated and can be supplied with an export permit from the Department of Museum in Malaysia should this be required.
For more information about the different shipwrecks, cargo and respective dates, please refer to below links.This unique working arrangement makes us one of the few Internet sellers that sell from own excavation and issues a meaningful Certificate of Authenticity with all artifacts with a serial number.From the shipwrecks presented here, and the archeology made, we have established how the early Chinese monopoly on ceramic export was challenged in the 14th - 16th century by two rivaling Thai kiln complexes, each making different types of traditional Chinese pottery.It also becomes clear that the Chinese regained its monopoly in the 17th century when the Europeans entered into the Asian trade network Dreary weather and intermittent rain has led to a dramatic drop in temperature over the last few days and then, just as the rain finally stopped, a cold wind began to blow from the north.
It whipped up high waves and enormous swells that broke repeatedly against the side of the ship giving the deck, and everyone on it, a good showering. Captain Heng Tai dexterously managed to avoid getting any salt water in his face as he crouched and turned with every hit.This ancient trade started sometime around the 4th century and lasted well into the 19th century.