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Amber track

First Amber Tracks led through Europe in Bronze Age.
In Roman Empire amber was most popular during reign of Nero, whose wife – Poppeia had amber-coloured hair.

That is why a figure of a man made of „Baltic Gold” had a greater value than a slave.
Between XVIth and XVIIIth century Gdańsk and Koengisberg were the capitals of amber craftsmanship. It was there were marvellous amber masterpieces was made – caskets, altars, crucifixes and also the Amber Room.
The Amber Room was commissioned by Frederic I – King of Prussia.

In 1717 Russian Emperor Peter the Great visited Berlin and desired to possess the Amber Room. The precious relic was moved in boxes to St. Petersburg.

During World War II, the Germans reclaimed their lost treasure. They reassembled the room in the Królewiec Castle (Koenigsberg).
Despite the extensive search, no trace of the missing amber treasure has been found since. Most probably the boxes with The Amber Room burned down during the fire of the Królewiec castle in April 1945.

In the late seventies of the 20th century the reconstruction of The Amber Room began at Tsarskoe Syolo (renamed Pushkino) under the supervision of Alexander Zhuravlow.

Koenigsberg – 1860 r