The Jade Dragon Wreck: Sabah, East Malaysia

By Michael Flecker, published February 2012


A shipwreck was recently discovered by fishermen divers just off the northernmost tip of Borneo. While it was heavily looted in the space of a couple of months, an official excavation has resulted in some important discoveries. The ship, dated to about 1300 AD, was of the South East Asian lashed-lug tradition and the ceramics cargo was almost exclusively Longquan celadon. Both the wreck and the cargo are analysed in this article in order to determine the likely origin and destination of the ship and the role it played in regional trade.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

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