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The lost treasure fleet of Zhang Xianzhong discovered

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Zhang Xianzhong, a rebel leader from the end of the Ming dynasty, attempted to form his own Great Western dynasty in Sichuan in 1644. In 1646, threatened by Qing and Southern Ming forces, he decided to flee Chengdu, sailing up the Min river with ships packed with loot. He was ambushed by the southern Ming at Jiangkou where his fleet was destroyed. Locals have long held that  there was treasure in the riverbed and archaeologists have now confirmed it. Check out pictures here:

 

http://kaogu.cssn.cn/zwb/xccz/202004/t20200429_5120571.shtml

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