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The Amber Room

It was called the Eighth Wonder of the World and one of Russia’s most treasured artefacts – but during World War II, The Amber Room was looted and taken to Königsberg (of Seven Bridges fame) for reconstruction and display.

After the war, the jewel-studded room was never seen again. Designed in the early 18th Century as a showpiece chamber for Frederick I, the King of Prussia, the Amber Room was filled with stunning architectural features like gilding, gold leaf, mosaics and statues of angels.

Some say it was destroyed during the first bombing of Königsberg, while others believe it sits in a bunker in Poland, having been switched for a replica just before it was looted.

The only pieces of the room ever recovered were a cabinet and the fourth Florentine mosaic.

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