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

It’s the most well-known place in history, not only, because it was made of gold and amber, but also because of its disappearing in the stormy years of World War II. There are many speculations 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 major decorative panels were shipped to Russia in eighteen boxes.

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Autor: Wesley Fryer
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The Amber Room was placed in the Catherine castle of Tsarskoye Selo (summer mansion of Russian rulers near Saint Petersburg). The amber cabinet was covered by more than 55 square meters and contained over 6 tones of amber. It is a priceless piece of craft, which include gilding carvings, Danish amber panels, beautiful gemstones, looking glass and scultures. This place was used to house a collection of amber-work and Chinese porcelain. There were lots of valuable furniture to kept and showed this remarkable collection. The Amber Room was looted during Second World Warby Army Group North of Nazi Germany and took to Konigsberg palace (crushed during an Allied bombarding) and then it vanished. There are many guesses what the fate of the Amber Room was.

One of them says that it was damaged by Allied bombs, second claimed that it was removed from the fortress and maybe locked up somewhere in the city, third – that it was put onto a vessel, but soaked during the transport. It has also been said that the cabinet got misplaced and simply forgotten and maybe it will be found after many years in some old warehouse between some boxes chests, tables and other furniture or other missing treasures. A lots of people are constantly looking for this outstanding part of art, many of them spent all theirs life on this action, a few of them even died. It is believed that the Amber Room is coursed and those who are almost solving its mystery passed away or are misery. After many years the Amber Room was rebuilt by Russian artists and reopened in 2003 (it was related with 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg).

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Autor: Nicolás Boullosa
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It’s worth to go to the city, go to Catherine castle and contemplate all of its remarkable rooms such as Green Dining Room, Great Hall and other interiors and miracle all of theirs images, sculptures, furniture. The secret of the Amber Room will stay a charming story about lust, wealth, cupidity and pulchritude. Maybe after some time immeasurable sands of history will demonstrate a piece of verity about it.