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Amber Alert! Amber was lost but now found?
Devoted readers to the blog will realize this sort of item catches my attention right away.
From the New York Times and as seen at Freeper:
THE AMBER ROOM HAS BEEN FOUND? THE LONG-LOST EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD IS NO LONGER LONG-LOST?
"Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland?"
"There is perhaps no lost-treasure mystery more seductive than that of the priceless Amber Room of Peter the Great, which disappeared in the chaotic closing hours of World War II. Now Bartlomiej Plebanczyk, an unassuming historian and museum director in northeastern Poland, believes he has found it."
"Elderly villagers told Mr. Plebanczyk that they had seen a German convoy unloading big crates into a secret chamber in a stark, moss-covered Nazi bunker near the Russian border in early 1945. So the Mamerki Museum, which he leads, recently completed a ground-penetrating radar scan of the derelict bunker that he said confirmed the existence of a hidden chamber."
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"The Amber Room is a singular treasure. It was originally completed in the 18th century in a palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, paneled with six tons of precious amber, elaborately carved and decorated with gold. After advancing German troops captured the palace in 1941, the 600-square-foot room was dismantled and carted off to Königsberg Castle in East Prussia, where it was later exposed to British bombs and Soviet shells. Berlin sent orders in January 1945 to evacuate high-value cultural items from the castle, but what happened after has never been clear."
IF TRULY FOUND, THE ROOM IN POLISH HANDS AND NOT RETURNED TO RUSSIA WILL BECOME A HOT ITEM OF CONTENTION EXACERBATING A HOSTILITY THAT HAS EXISTED SINCE 1920 OR SO AND ONCE MORE BECOME MANIFEST!!
One aspect of the Second World War [WW2] was pillage on a massive, institutionalized and Biblical scale by many of the adversaries. German, Soviet, Japanese, the allies probably too! IT MIGHT BE SUGGESTED IN WHAT WAR EXACTLY DID NOT SUCH UNSEEMLY BEHAVIOR OCCUR!!
See previous blog entries the topic of which was looting and thievery during WW2 and "long-lost" hidden treasure from that era: