Visitors view a golden tiger-shape seal, a key find from the Jiangkou ruins. The bottom of the seal is carved with "General Yongchang", a hint to the original owner's identity. (Photo: Li Hao/GT)
Relics from Jiangkou underwater treasure ruins are now on display at the National Museum of China. They are believed to be once owned by the peasant uprising leader Zhang Xianzhong, who was defeated by imperial troops in 1646 while attempting to transfer his treasure to the south.
Visitors view a wooden sheath discovered in the ruins that verifies a legend saying that Zhang Xianzhong used to hide silver bars inside wooden sheaths. (Photo: Li Hao/GT)
A visitor takes a photo of gold, silver and bronze coins minted with characters that read "Xiwang Shanggong", or "Honored by the West King". The coins were presented as medals to generals. (Photo: Li Hao/GT)