Feb 05

The mysterious Amber Room – power of amber and gold. Something new, something glorious.

It’s the most popular 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 place 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 present from Prussian king Frederick William I. The big decorative panels were transported to Russia in eighteen boxes.


Autor: Wesley Fryer
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The Amber Room was located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo (summer residence 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 precious piece of craft, which include gilding carvings, Danish amber panels, splendid gemstones, looking glass and scultures. This location was used to house a collection of amber-work and Chinese porcelain. There were lots of priceless furniture to saved and displayed this remarkable collection. The Amber Room was stolen while WW2by Army Group North of Nazi Germany and brought to Konigsberg palace (damaged during an Allied bombarding) and then it gone. There are many theories what the future of the Amber Room was.

One of them says that it was destroyed by Allied bombs, second claimed that it was removed from the castle and maybe locked up somewhere in the city, third – that it was put onto a boat, but gone under during the transport. It has also been suggested that the room got got lost and simply forgotten and maybe it will be meet after many years in some ancient depot between some container, furniture and other furniture or other gone treasures. A lots of people are again and again looking for this remarkable part of art, many of them spent all theirs existence on this activity, a few of them even died. It is believed that the Amber Room is coursed and those who are hardly solving its secret died or are misfortune. After many years the Amber Room was rebuilt by Russian artists and reopened in 2003 (it was associated with 300th celebration of Saint Petersburg).


Autor: Nicolás Boullosa
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It’s worth to go to the city, go to Catherine castle and see all of its beautiful places such as Green Dining Room, Great Hall and other inside and look up all of theirs pictures, statues, furniture. The mystery of the Amber Room will stay a charming story about passion, richness, greed and beauty. Maybe after some time immeasurable sands of history will demonstrate a part of right about it.