Russia’s Amber Room marks 80 years of mystery

The Amber Room, Russia’s eighth wonder of the world, marks on Monday 80 years since the Nazis stole the precious work of art from the Russians during the Second World War.

While the search for the lost treasure continues, the replica of the 18th-century chamber, which today sits in the Catherine Palace in the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year.

“They will surely find it, that is my intuition. A work of art of that caliber must have been hidden so well that no one has been able to find until now,” researcher at the Catherine Palace, Larisa Bardovskaya, tells Efe.


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