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The Amber Room
Give a Gift. Subscribe Top Menu Current Issue. Archaeology U. History World History Video Newsletter. New images show Nazi looted treasure may be hidden behind sealed wall in a secret room of an underground bunker in Poland. The room, built for Russian tsar Peter the Great in the s and packed with amber, gold and precious jewels, was stolen by the Nazis and mysteriously disappeared at the end of the Second World War.
NAZI gold found. But now, bosses at the Mamerki museum near Wegorzewo, north east Poland, say it may have been hidden behind a false wall that was sealed shut inside an old wartime bunker — after finding an unknown room measuring 6.
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After the trucks had been emptied, the room they had been placed in was sealed. It is thought parts of the Amber Room were stored in the bunker complex for later transportation. While some claimed it had been destroyed in the raids, others reported seeing 40 wagons moving away from the castle under a cloak of secrecy after the city fell to the Red Army.
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Throughout the the next two decades, Polish bomb squads searched the bunkers for evidence of the hidden room. He wrote a diary where it says that the Amber Room had been removed and packed after a fire in the castle in February It has been brought to the cellars where he saw it undamaged after the destruction of the castle in August when he had to write a report about the castles condition. Eye witness Professor Dr. The 16 feet of jigsaw-puzzle style panels were constructed of more than , perfectly fitted pieces of amber.
In , the approaching Nazi army surrounded the city, then known by its Soviet name of Leningrad. Tsarkoe Selo was one of the outlying areas occupied by the Germans. Russians tried to hide the walls behind wallpaper. But the Nazis knew what was behind the mundane covering, and went about dismantling the room - a process which took 36 hours. Believing that the Prussian gift rightly belonged to them, they packed the amber panels in 27 crates and shipped them to Germany.
But the contents of the room vanished in and have not been seen again. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Does this hatch lead to Hitler's lost riches?
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