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Where is the Amber Room that once graced the summer palace of the Russian czars?

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Where is the Amber Room that once graced the summer palace of the Russian czars?

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For more than 50 years, treasure hunters have searched Europe for the priceless amber mosaics carted off by German soldiers during the war. Russians have long mourned the loss of the jeweled chamber and have worked for 18 years to re-create what they regard as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Then, last month, two works believed to be part of it surfaced. Both pieces — a stone mosaic and a lacquered wooden chest of drawers — were discovered in Germany in the hands of private owners. Russian art experts, certain the treasures are genuine, hope they will soon be returned to Russia. Even more, they hope the find will lead to the discovery of the unique Amber Room given to Peter the Great in 1716 by the king of Prussia. “In the whole of world history, there has never been anything like this room,” restoration chief Alexander Krylov said. “The entire room was a gigantic piece of jewelry.” Some Russians believe it is not a coincidence that the stone mosaic and chest have turned up just

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