National Geographic: Secrets Of Tang Treasure Ship (2009)
HDTV 720p | English | 47mins | 1280x720 | MPEG4 | 25 fps | AC3 - 384 kbps | 1.09 GbGener: Documentary | Historical | Mystery
Historians have long speculated that thousands of wooden ships plied a Maritime Silk Route from the Middle East to China, braving long distances on white-capped seas, but time and the deep ocean have destroyed any evidence . . . until now. In 1998 German engineer Tilman Walterfang found a shipwreck from the 9th Century blanketed by intact gold, silver and ceramic items. As we uncover clues and reveal the story of the wreck, reenactments transport us back in time to an age of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor, when vicious seas ravaged wooden boats like matchsticks.