SHIPWRECKED? THE ETHICS OF UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN INDONESIA – TAASA Review June 2016
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Natali Pearson I n November 2015, almost two decades after its discovery and excavation, the Tang Shipwreck Collection went on display at its new, permanent home: the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore.
The exhibition features the cargo of a 9th century dhow, discovered by a trepang (sea cucumber) diver off the Indonesian island of Belitung in 1998 and believed to be the earliest evidence of maritime trade between the Tang dynasty (618907) and the Abbasid caliphate (750 1258) (Krahl et al.
2010). The Tang Shipwreck Collection on display at the Asian Civilisations Museum, November 2015...