When asked about his future project, Yamashita said he would continue exploring other topics on China.
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One of the possibilities, he said, was a project on the relationship between China and Greece in conjunction with the upcoming Olympics to be held in Beijing, China. The Zeng He story featuring some of Yamashita's photographs was published in the National Geographic magazine in July. Meanwhile, the public can catch a glimpse of what is going to be featured in the television series by viewing the still photos taken by Yamashita.
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Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia. By Tom Phillips , Beijing. Construction workers in Nanjing have unearthed what experts believe could be an ancient shipyard that supplied vessels to a legendary explorer known as "China's Columbus". The Longjiang Shipyard helped build the fleet of Zheng He, a eunuch admiral whose epic voyages in the early 15th century made him China 's most celebrated maritime voyager.
The admiral's "Treasure Fleet" — a gigantic navy with junks that had up to nine masts and were sometimes ft long — carried cargos of porcelain, silk and tea as far afield as Africa until the emperor pulled the plug on China's maritime ambitions following Zheng's death. Zheng He's armada was partly built at the Longjiang Shipyard in Nanjing, China's then capital, around miles west of Shanghai.
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At its peak its docks were home to an army of between 20 and 30, shipbuilders who came from as far afield as Hunan and Guangdong provinces, according to Ms Levathes. A full size replica of Zheng He's treasure ship at the site of the shipyard where original ship was built in Nanjing Alamy. However, the Yangtze River shipyard was lost under Nanjing's urban sprawl as it swelled into today's city of nearly four million residents. That began to change in September last year when a local antiques collector got word that workers on a riverside building site had unearthed and then sold what they thought was a large door.
Wang Shiqing, the collector, tracked the door down and discovered it was actually the rudder of an "ancient ship".
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