Ayuttaya treasure hunters

Ayuttaya treasure hunters - 08:28, March 23, 2002
CNN has an article on treasure hunters in Ayuttaya who use homemade diving gear to search for for medieval artifacts in the waterways around the ancient capital: For four decades, Chuay Kaewprasert -- who does business as Boonchuay Pradanam, or Boonchuay the Diver -- has set out almost every morning in a wooden boat to see what treasures the Chao Phraya river will yield.... Chuay has earned as much as $680 from a single piece of Chinese pottery more than 700 years old. On bad days, he can still make a few dollars from selling small trinkets he recovers, such as Pod Duang, an ancient Thai coin shaped like a grub.
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