A 17th century church in the heart of Poland’s capital Warsaw has just had a very expensive make-over.
The deposits are thought to consist of a tonne of pure gold along with 5,000 tonnes of gold ore.
The gold will help restore one of Warsaw’s most famous churches to its former glory.
A bumbling interview, in which Webber blurted out that Wałbrzych was his favourite place in Poland, got our explorer thinking – and by Jove, he’s come up with some dynamite reasons to claim so.
The location of 28 tonnes of Nazi-era gold hidden by the Waffen SS in the dying days of World War Two has been pinpointed to an aristocratic palace in Lower Silesia.
The gold worth billions of euros as well as other valuables are said to be 60 metres underground at the bottom of a disused well in the grounds of the Hochberg Palace in Roztoka, near Wałbrzych. The claim comes from a 75-year-old diary which describes the operation to hide treasure controlled by SS chief Heinrich Himmler.
On the 120th anniversary of Halina Konopacka’s birth, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the incredible life of the woman who has been described as one of the most outstanding and spectacular characters of interwar Poland.
This week we take a look at the story behind a necklace that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his Polish lover Maria Walewska.
Newly-released pictures show the crates containing 8,000 gold bars being received by an elite police unit before being loaded on to three armoured trucks and taken to secret National Bank vaults in what has been described as being one of the biggest private movements of gold between banks in the world.
The original receipt that came with the necklace shows that it was purchased in Breslau, now Wrocław, on May 4, 1810, just six days before Walewska gave birth to their lovechild.