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Notorious Narratives


Oct 10, 2019

When you think of amber you probably think of the casing that held the dinosaur DNA in Jurassic Park or maybe even jewelry. But you probably do not associate amber with building material. Amber was incredibly popular in Europe, especially in Russia and as a gift to Peter the Great, the Amber Room was constructed using several tons of the gemstone. During Operation Barbarosa the room was looted by Nazis, dismantled and sent to Germany, where just before the war's end, it disappeared. The story of the Amber Room is shrouded in curses, conspiracies and rumor. In this episode, Robin introduces us to the lost 8th Wonder of the World.