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Poland: Search for the Peter the Great’s ‘Amber Room’ begins in Mamerki

13 15.06.2016 Инфо

Polish investigators began their investigation to discover the infamous ‘Amber Room’ on a site of a former German World War II bunker in the village of Mamerki, Wednesday.
Bartlomiej Plebanczyk, head of the Mamerki Museum, one of the institutions involved in the search, said “It is regarded as the most sought after treasure in the world by seekers. It is estimated that it is worth $500 million.”
Specialists began drilling at the site of the bunker, after earlier tests using radar showed that there is a hollow chamber below the soil.
The Amber Room is supposedly a chamber covered with panels of amber, gold and mirrors, which was constructed in the 18th century and located in the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg. Originally constructed in Prussia, the precious chamber was given to Tsar Peter the Great in 1716. The room was then expanded and renovated, eventually covering more than 55 sqm (590 sq ft) and containing over six tonnes of amber. It was looted by the Nazis during WWII and said to be brought to Konigsberg, however after the war it disappeared.