It’s the most popular place
in history, not only, because it was made of gold and amber, but also because of its disappearing in the violent years of World War II. There are many guesswork of possible location of hiding the Amber Room (a few of them are in Poland – Owl Mountains, Nysa, Cracow). The Amber Room was made for Tsar Peter the Great in XVIII century (it was a gift from Prussian king Frederick William I. The big decorative panels were sent to Russia in eighteen chests.
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The Amber Room was located in the Catherine castle of Tsarskoye Selo (summer mansion of Russian rulers near Saint Petersburg). The amber room was covered by more than 55 square meters and contained over 6 tones of amber. It is a priceless piece of art, which include gilding carvings, Danish amber panels, beautiful gemstones, looking glass and scultures. This location was used to house a collection of amber-work and Chinese crockery. There were lots of priceless furniture to saved and displayed this beautiful collection. The Amber Room was looted while World War IIby Army Group North of Nazi Germany and brought to Konigsberg castle (smashed during an Allied bombarding) and then it disappeared. There are many theories what the fate of the Amber Room was.
One of them says that it was smashed by Allied bombs, second claimed that it was replaced from the palace and maybe locked up somewhere in the town
, third – that it was put onto a liner, but gone under during the shipping. It has also been suggested that the cabinet got got lost and simply forgotten and maybe it will be discover after many years in some ancient warehouse between some boxes chests, tables and other furniture or other missing treasures. A lots of people are still searching this amazing part of art, many of them spent all theirs life on this action, a few of them even passed away. It is believed that the Amber Room is coursed and those who are nearly break up its secret passed away or are bad luck. After many years the Amber Room was rebuilt by Russian craftsmen and reopened in 2003 (it was related with 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg).