Experts set to unravel puzzle of a Chinese ship that sank near Lamu

Ms Mwamaka Sheriff, who is studying Chinese medicine, in China on a scholarship is a descendant of the Chinese sailors who survived a 15th Century ship tragedy off the Lamu Archipelago.

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  • Vessel, which was part of Zheng He’s fleet, is said to have met its fate in Kenyan waters 600 years ago

The long-awaited work to unravel the history of a Chinese vessel that sank in Kenyan waters more than 600 years ago is set to begin with the arrival of Chinese archaeologists.


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