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Amber Room in Catherine's Palace
« on: January 03, 2009, 06:34:09 PM »
The Amber Room was rebuilt in 2003 in the Catherine Palace and it is remarkable to be surrounded with so many hues and patterns of amber. But the fate of the original is a war time mystery.
The reason it had to be rebuilt is that in WWII the Nazis removed some the Amber they were able to find and installed it in their Konigsberg Castle. But some of the amber was removed before and hidden. Many or the workers were killed and the location was forgotten until a later flood washed some out to be discovered. The entire story is yet to be learned.

It came to Russia in 1716 when Friedrich I of Russia presented it to Peter the Great.

Catherine the Great added to the room and moved it from the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to her new summer abode, Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo in 1770.

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