Amateur Treasure Hunters Discover Infamous Stolen Room Worth Over $500 Million

A Bold Gift

This room was created by German craftsmen as a gift to the Russian king at the time. The room existed in a palace near Berlin, and only royalty was allowed to view the space while it was being constructed. The Amber Room was strictly supposed to be an example of the royal family’s wealth and success, but they came up with some other wild ideas several years after the construction began…


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