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St. Petersburg's Amber Room, Recreated
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St. Petersburg's Amber Room, Recreated

St. Petersburg's Amber Room, Recreated

St. Petersburg's Amber Room, Recreated
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A 25-year restoration project in an old palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia, has recreated the Amber Room, a gift from the king of Prussia to Czar Peter the Great. The mosaic of fossilized golden resin goes on display as St. Petersburg celebrates its 300th anniversary. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Elizabeth Kolbert, who wrote a recent New Yorker article on the Amber Room.

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