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Program Title: Sultan's Lost Treasure
EASC Code: CS-20
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Archaeology
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation
Release Date: 2001
Running Time: 60 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Travel down 200 feet in the waters off the coast of Borneo, and watch as secrets of the Ming Dynasty emerge from a watery grave of a treasure-filled 500-year-old trading vessel is discovered. Examine beautiful blue and white porcelain plates, cups and pitchers, and learn the surprisingly sophisticated methods devised to create these objects of tremendous purity and excellence. Travel back to a time when China's technological superiority helped expand its empire, and discover the wonders of a lost world.
Data Entry Date: 4/4/2001