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Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows a view of the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site along the Oujiang River in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows the ruins of an ancient wharf at the archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Undated combination photo showing porcelain wares found at the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows part of the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows the ruins of an ancient wharf at the archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows ruins of buildings from different periods unearthed at the archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A researcher checks ceramics discovered at the archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, Oct 11, 2022.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Undated combination photo showing porcelain wares found at the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2022 shows ancient ditches discovered at the archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A staff member covers the foundation of an ancient building at the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, Oct 10, 2022.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A researcher checks a Longquan celadon found at the ancient port of Shuomen archaeological site in Wenzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, Oct 11, 2022.

The archaeological site of the ancient port of Shuomen was discovered at the end of 2021, with ruins of ancient buildings, shipwrecks and porcelain pieces discovered during subsequent archaeological excavations. According to the National Administration of Cultural Heritage, the find is important for studies of the ancient maritime Silk Road. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

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