The Amber Room found?
February 24, 2008 10:28 AM   Subscribe

The Amber Room found? German treasure hunters using electromagnetic pulse measurements are "90% sure" the Russian "Eighth Wonder of the World" was buried by the Nazi's in a man-made cavern 20 meters underground near the village of Deutschneudorf (map), but it will take "..until Easter to get into the chamber because it may contain booby traps and has to be secured by explosives experts.. The chamber is likely to be part of a labyrinth of storage rooms that the Nazis built." Russia is eyeing its return, "If, hypothetically speaking, the room still exists."
posted by stbalbach (31 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Someone should totally use that treasure to back a new cyber-currency, using state-of-the-art WWII-era encryption.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:42 AM on February 24, 2008 [13 favorites]


Nationalsozialistische Treasure: The Book of Secrets, Rated PG-13.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 10:45 AM on February 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


are "90% sure" the Russian "Eighth Wonder of the World" was buried by the Nazi's in a man-made cavern 20 meters underground near the village of Deutschneudorf (map),

And Al Capone's vaults are still empty.
posted by three blind mice at 11:05 AM on February 24, 2008


At least I'm not one of the guys who just spent years creating a replica from scratch.
posted by smackfu at 11:15 AM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Might be a good idea to have a Japanese mining and hydrology expert on hand, too.
posted by googly at 11:16 AM on February 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


They probably just found the Leibniz archive.
posted by b1tr0t at 11:30 AM on February 24, 2008


Watch out for the Dentist.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 11:35 AM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]



posted by phyrewerx at 11:42 AM on February 24, 2008


Doh! I meant: (Another cryptonomicon joke here)
posted by phyrewerx at 11:42 AM on February 24, 2008


Those were my grandfather's teeth dentures.
posted by porpoise at 11:43 AM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


2 tonnes of gold. That would keep me in beer and pretzels for at least a couple months.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:46 AM on February 24, 2008


If the Amber Room was ever there, I'm sure Otto Skorzeny has already found the thing and hocked it for a crate of grenades and 200 one way tickets to Argentina.
posted by bunnytricks at 11:57 AM on February 24, 2008


Buried by the Nazi's what? And who's "The Nazi?"
Is it appropriate to be a grammar nazi in a post bout Nazis?
posted by agentofselection at 12:19 PM on February 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


Thanks for the links, st. balbach!
posted by briank at 12:53 PM on February 24, 2008


maybe Adolf Lu Hitler-Marak knows something about this?
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:51 PM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Related: Hitler's 'lost fleet' of U-boats found in the Black Sea
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:06 PM on February 24, 2008


Buried by the Nazi's what? And who's "The Nazi?"
Is it appropriate to be a grammar nazi in a post bout Nazis?
posted by agentofselection at 3:19 PM on February 24 [+] [!]


Skitt's Law strikes again!
posted by nasreddin at 2:34 PM on February 24, 2008


I can faintly hear the sound of the team who finally finished the reproduction of the Amber Room a few years ago saying “Doh!” I wonder if they'll update it based on whatever they find in Deutschneudorf.
posted by XMLicious at 3:06 PM on February 24, 2008


A link to a grisly tale about the Amber Room.
posted by hortense at 3:23 PM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is it appropriate to be a grammar nazi in a post bout Nazis?

You know, the first "nazi" there should have been capitalised, as the word is a proper noun. Also, an apostrophe before "bout" was required, considering that it's a contraction of "about".
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:59 PM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ooooooooh, shiny pretty and awesome all at once. I can't wait to see what they dig up.

(Is Hoffa in there too?)
posted by cmyk at 5:29 PM on February 24, 2008


Is it appropriate to be a grammar nazi in a post bout Nazis?

Only if you're a nazi nazi.
posted by Afroblanco at 5:47 PM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


If only Gaydolf Titler had lived to see this day.
posted by spock at 9:10 PM on February 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


Gaydolf Titler? The famous Bulgarian porn star? I didn't even know he was dead!
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:19 PM on February 24, 2008


OK, so we got gold, and a 90% probability of the Amber Room ... I wonder what else is down there taking up space?
posted by Relay at 9:24 PM on February 24, 2008


Hitler, Frankenstein fight it out in Indian state

Hitler, Frankenstein fight it out in Indian state

Hitler, Frankenstein fight it out in Indian state

I can die now. There's nothing else to see that can possibly top that combination of words. And my first child's first and middle names shall be "Hilarious Pochen". This I declare before you all.
posted by DecemberBoy at 10:14 PM on February 24, 2008


OK, so we got gold, and a 90% probability of the Amber Room ... I wonder what else is down there taking up space?

Maybe those Nazi UFOs that Ernst Zuendel was searching for? Hitler's vast library of vintage Scheisse porn? Hitler's cock, hidden under a rock? Hitler's body double Gaydolf Titler? The possibilities are endless.
posted by DecemberBoy at 10:23 PM on February 24, 2008


2 tonnes of gold. That would keep me in beer and pretzels for at least a couple months.

Beer and pretzels are nice, I guess. You won't be buying any robot armies for $50 million, that's for sure.

(Back in 2000 I founded a startup that was going to build a robot army to steal two tons of gold. Sadly the economics didn't quite work out, then the bubble burst, etc, etc.)
posted by ryanrs at 11:18 PM on February 24, 2008


Quick! Somebody call Doug Louellen!
posted by ericbop at 7:23 AM on February 25, 2008


Buried Russian treasure, hidden by Nazis and surrounded by booby traps? Send in Abe and Red, and a lot of backup to take care of Kriegaffe 8.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:09 AM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Found: Amber Hoard, but Neolithic , not Nazi.
posted by tellurian at 4:05 PM on February 27, 2008


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