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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He Update

Amazing, China did DNA testing on a family in Kenya that per oral history was decended from the crew of Admiral Zheng He and had Chinese features, and the testing validated this.  China is sending an archaelogist expedition to see if they can find the remains of some Chinese ships from his fleet that sank there. Admiral Zheng He may have also reached California.
Chinese archaeologists' African quest for sunken ship of Ming admiral - The Guardian
Search for remains of armada which came to grief on a pioneering voyage to Kenya 600 years ago

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and a related book I sell (excellent English and Chinese):

The Great Voyage of Zheng He
The Great Voyage of Zheng He, Bilingual Book
Our Price: $16.95 

Bilingual in English & Traditional Chinese

  • Zheng He is the famous Chinese Admiral that lead seven naval expeditions for the Emperor.
  • His expeditions stunned the world with its daring exploration, immense wealth, and military might.
Great introduction book for children to learn about Chinese history

Hard Cover

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