Chinese scientists found at the bottom of the Minjiang river in Sichuan province southwest of China more than ten thousand gold and silver items. It is reported by Xinhua.
The age of the finds is about 300 years. Except of precious metals was found a large quantity of bronze coins and iron weapons — swords and daggers.
As told by the archaeologists, according to several testimonies, about 1646, was floating in the river, a caravan consisting of thousands of boats, which was carrying all these treasures that belonged to the leader of the peasant uprising Zhang Sanjun. The ships were attacked and sunk by the troops of the Emperor.
According to Chinese archaeologist Wang vey made finds are clear evidence of that historical event.
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