Archaeologists have found a steamer that could carry the Amber Room

Archaeologists have found a steamer that could carry the Amber Room

Archaeologists at the bottom of the Baltic Sea have found fragments of a sunken German steamer named “Karlsruhe”. The ship is believed to have housed the legendary Amber Room.

Archaeologists have found a steamer that could carry the Amber Room

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The steamer was used to transport the evacuated Germans. Scientists have been looking for the Amber Room for many years, which may have been on the ship. Archaeologists working underwater found the wreckage near Poland. It was established that the “Karlsruhe” sank in the spring of 1945. As a result of the disaster, 113 people out of 1083 on board were saved.

Parts of the steamer were found almost intact, and in its holds the divers found various types of military vehicles and a lot of porcelain, there were also many boxes, the contents of which have not yet been reported. This find may help to learn new information about the loss of the Amber Room.

The very same amber room was created by specialists from Germany for Frederick I. Over time, it was presented to Peter I. Speaking of decoration, the advantage of the amber panel was used.

The Germans stole this Amber Room after the capture of the Catherine Palace. Since then, historians have been trying to find her whereabouts.

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