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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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The Amber Room

A TREASURE LOST AND FOUND (MAYBE)

 

“We’ve found it—the Amber Room, the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Tsar’s lost treasure chamber. We thought it was lost forever.” It may sound like the plot of a new adventure movie, but it might just be the truth. Treasure hunters have been searching for “the Amber Room” since it was dismantled by the Nazis during World War II. And hunters just may have found it in 2008.34

 

Initially created for Frederick I in 1907, the almost 600-square-foot room was covered from floor to ceiling with amber and gold leaf. Estimates suggest that the room could have a value ...

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