The week long mission, organized by China Central Television and the Yuxi municipal government, recovered artifacts and explored with both divers and the VideoRay. Most days, VideoRay was an important source of light for divers and relics as it fed live video to journalists and researchers on the boat, in addition to diver-held cameras. On the fifth day, the VideoRay ventured alone at a depth exceeding 30 meters - too deep for the divers on this mission. It found and sent images of important artifacts that would otherwise have been undiscovered.
"This is an preliminary exploration, not a detailed archeological study. We are planning to do more detailed studies in the future. The small, portable and powerful VideoRay ROV has played an important role in this exploration and would be more important in our future work" said Professor Li Kunsheng, Director of Archeology & Culture Research Institute, Yunnan University.
See links below for more information on this fascinating story.
Complete Program [CHINESE]
Mission Overview [ENGLISH] [CHINESE]
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September 20, 2006