TREASURE hunters believe they’re one step closer to uncovering the Amber Room stolen by the Nazis in World War II after uncovering a hidden train set in a bunker.
The incredible discovery was made by the Jaćwież History and Research Association, who came across the rails and wagon wheels while digging in the Mamerki bunker in Poland.
The tracks were discovered five feet below the surface in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, where the headquarters of Hitler’s German troops were locatedHigh Command, just a few kilometers from Hitler’s Wolfsschanze bunker.
The director of the Mamerki Museum, Bartlomiej Plebańczyk, announced this on social media, noting that while it is known that there is a railway line from Mamerki to the Wolf’s Lair, there have been no reports of any within the complex itself a railway line existed.
He said: “This is a big surprise as we didn’t know there was a railway within the complex.”
“Could it be the gold train with the amber room? We’ll find out soon enough…”.
Built for Russia’s Tsar Peter the Great in the 17th century, the room was filled with precious jewels, gold and amber before it was looted by the Nazis in 1941 during the invasion of the Soviet Union.
The Amber Room is consideredjewel of Nazi treasure tomb dubbed the “Eight Wonders of the World” after it was stolen from Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg.
The contents disappeared in January 1945 after air raids and an attack on the city.
Some claimed it was destroyed by the bombs, others said the Nazis brought it to safety.
Treasure hunters around the world have searched all over Europe over time without success.
Previously, treasure hunters claimed they had discovered a hidden entrance to a secret bunker that could lead them to the treasure near the northeastern Polish town of Wegorzewo.
Search in 2016 for the amber tablet near the former German bunkers in the village of Mamerki, Mamerki Museum,also failed.
And in 2017, amateur treasure hunters think they’ve discovered the fabled room in a Nazi-used cave in the Hartenstein Hills near Dresden, Germany, but nothing has been found.