Amber room

  • One of the biggest mysteries of World War II is the missing treasures of The Amber Room. The
    Amber Room is an 11-foot-square hall consisting of large wall panels inlaid with several tons of
    superbly designed amber, large gold-leaf-edged mirrors, and four magnificent Florentine mosaics.
    It was arranged in three tiers, the amber contained precious jewels, and glass display cases
    housed one of the most valuable collections of Prussian and Russian artwork ever assembled.
    Created for Prussia's King Friedrich I and given to Russian czar Peter the Great in 1716, it was
    located at Catherine Palace, near St. Petersburg. In 1941, the Nazis stormed Leningrad and stole
    the artifact. They put it on display in Königsberg Castle during the remainder of the war.
    However, in April of 1945, after the German’s surrendered, the treasure was nowhere to be
    found. It has not been seen since. Although, recent evidence has surfaced that suggests the
    underground site of the treasure might have been discovered.