Treasure hunters in Germany have announced they've found a secret stash of Nazi gold in an underground cavern and they believe it could be from the looted Amber Room of the Russian czars, Der Speigel reports. Instruments have detected what could be 2 tons of gold in the cavern near a town on the Czech border. The site was pinpointed using coordinates found among the belongings of a former Luftwaffe staffer who died recently.
The fabulous Amber Room was dismantled by the Nazis and moved to Germany from occupied Russia, but all trace of it disappeared as the war drew to a close. "A friend told me before he died that the Nazis sent trainloads of valuables to this area throughout the spring of 1945," said the leader of the search. Further investigation will have to wait until explosives experts have checked for booby traps.