300 Years of Maritime Trade in the Philippines Gallery
The 300 Years of Maritime Trade exhibition showcases the material evidence recovered from the shipwrecks Breaker Reef and Pawikan Shoal (13th century CE), Pandanan (middle-late 15th century CE), Lena Shoal and Santa Cruz (late 15th –early 16th centuries CE), and the San Isidro and Kanduli Shoal (late 16th century CE). The archaeological objects that includes Asian porcelain and stoneware ceramics from China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar; pottery, metals (tin and brass ingots, bronze gongs, bronze weighing scale), and crocodile teeth reveal valuable information about ancient maritime trade that contributes to our knowledge of Philippine history.
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