The timeless Sino-Kenya cultural ties are visible in Lamu ,Kenya where archeologists have discovered artifacts like porcelain and coins that point at ancient trade and cultural linkage between the Chinese and Kenyan coastal people.
According to legends,a team of Chinese sailors survived a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean waters and settled in Lamu Island,more than 600 years ago.
Mohamed Ali, curatorial assistant of Lamu museum,told Xinhua that the abandoned Shanga village might be the place where the Chinese survivors landed .
In a exclusive interview with Xinhua, Galgalo Rashid Abdi ,the Principal Curator of Lamu Museum and World Heritage Site revealed that the joint Sino-Kenya archeological project to unearth ancient cultural linkage has progressed well since 2010 when it commenced.
He added that Kenyan experts call for more cooperation on the Sino-Kenya archeological project,to excavate more artifacts symbolizing ancient cultural and trade ties.