The secret Amber Room – force of amber and gold. Something special, something great.

It’s the most famous place in history, not only, because it was made of gold and amber, but also because of its disappearing in the violent years of WWII. There are many speculations of possible place 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 present from Prussian king Frederick William I. The great decorative panels were shipped to Russia in eighteen containers.


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Author: Wesley Fryer
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The Amber Room was placed in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo (summer residence of Russian tsars near Saint Petersburg). The amber room was covered by more than 55 square meters and contained over 6 tones of amber. It is a valuable piece of craft, 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 valuable furniture to saved and showed this beautiful collection. The Amber Room was stolen while World War IIby Army Group North of Nazi Germany and took to Konigsberg palace (smashed during an Allied bombarding) and then it disappeared. There are many theories what the future of the Amber Room was.

One of them says that it was damaged by Allied bombs, second claimed that it was replaced from the palace and maybe locked up somewhere in the town, third – that it was loaded onto a boat, but soaked during the transport. It has also been believed that the hall got misplaced and simply forgotten and maybe it will be found after many years in some old warehouse between some container, furniture and other furniture or other missing treasures. A lots of people are again and again searching this beautiful piece of art, many of them spent all theirs existence on this activity, a few of them even passed away. It is believed that the Amber Room is coursed and those who are almost deciphering its mystery passed away or are misfortune. After many years the Amber Room was rebuilt by Russian craftsmen and shown in 2003 (it was associated with 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg).


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Author: Nicolás Boullosa
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It’s worth to go to the city, go to Catherine Palace and see all of its beautiful places such as Green Dining Room, Great Hall and other interiors and admire all of theirs pictures, sculptures, furniture. The mystery of the Amber Room will stay a charming story about vehemence, wealth, covetousness and prettiness. Maybe after some time immeasurable sands of history will show a part of right about it.