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Photograph of the warrior skeleton in the exhibition ‘The Story of Prague Castle’ at Prague Castle.   Source:  Jan Gloc / Heritage Route

Identity of 1000-Year-Old Warrior Corrupted by Nazi and Soviet Spin Doctors

Facts are finally dislodging almost 100 years of lies and misinterpretations pertaining to a mysterious 1000-year-old warrior’s skeleton unearthed at Prague Castle in Czechoslovakia. The remains of...
Alaric entering Athens

King Alaric: His Famous Sacking of Rome, Secretive Burial, and Lost Treasure

The Sack of Rome in 410 AD by the Visigoths is often regarded as an event that marked the beginning of the end of the Western Roman Empire. The man responsible for the second sacking of Rome (the...
Symbol of the Knights Templar

Alternative-Right Claims to March in Step with the Knights Templar – This is Fake History

When market trader Tina Gayle was banned from selling mugs featuring Knights Templar logos in a Loughborough Market, Charnwood Borough Council ruled that they were offensive to Muslims. A story in...
The Exceptional Story of the Kovel Spearhead, Who Made it and Where is it Today?

The Exceptional Story of the Kovel Spearhead, Who Made it and Where is it Today?

In 1858, a farmer plowing a field near Kovel in the old administrative unit Volhynia (what is now Ukraine), discovered an iron spearhead with an intriguing inscription and lavish ornamentation. Soon...
A view of Oppède Le Vieux

The Medieval Ruins of Oppède Le Vieux, Home to an Antipope and Shelter from the Nazis

Oppède Le Vieux is a small town in France, which is best known for its Medieval château, or castle, which today lies in ruins. The town was abandoned several centuries ago, when its inhabitants left...
Discovery of a Medieval Well Raises New Questions About Nazis and a Polish Castle

Discovery of a Medieval Well Raises New Questions About Nazis and a Polish Castle

A team of Polish researchers has discovered a well which dates back to medieval times. It is located in the famous castle of Książ in Wałbrzych, Lower Silesia, Poland. Although they previously...
Gold, Amber, Artwork and Military Paraphernalia: The Continuous Crusade for Lost Nazi Treasures

Gold, Amber, Artwork and Military Paraphernalia: The Continuous Crusade for Lost Nazi Treasures

During World War II Poland and other parts of Central Europe were damaged, and many museums and precious collections were destroyed. Now, explorers are trying to find the places where gold, pieces of...
Inside the Wieliczka salt mine

Timeless Stories Built on Grains of Salt: Examining the Masterpieces within a Polish Salt Mine

A travel along the corridors of the Wieliczka salt mine inspired Polish writer Bolesław Prus to write his most famous novel -''Pharaoh''. Over the centuries, all of the explored chambers of the mine...
Polish Museum Claims to Have Located the Elusive Amber Room that Was Stolen by Nazis

Polish Museum Claims to Have Located the Elusive Amber Room that Was Stolen by Nazis

After 60 years of hunting for the missing Amber Room, a magnificent treasure stolen by the Nazis, a museum in Poland suggests that they know where is it located. This is the second time within a year...
Baroque library hall in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. A collection of 13,000 occult and witchcraft books that were once part of Himmler’s “witch library” were found in the library.

Stash of Books from the Witch Library of Nazi Chief Himmler Found in Prague

A collection of 13,000 occult and witchcraft books has been found recently in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It belonged to Heinrich Himmler, a SS Nazi chief. The collection...
(Clockwise from top left): Sculpture at Bran Castle. Hunyadi Castle. Lulia Hasdeu Castle. Banffy Castle.

A Peek into The Paranormal Activity at Haunted Castles in Romania

Romania has many beautiful sights and enigmatic places to explore. Some of the options available include places that can give you a fright – here are six of Romania’s long-standing and legendary...
An underground tunnel, part of Nazi Germany "Riese" construction project under the Ksiaz castle in Poland

Work Begins to Retrieve Nazi Gold Train Believed to Contain Lost Amber Room of Charlottenburg Palace

Two months ago, headlines were made around the world as treasure hunters identified a legendary Nazi train packed with weapons, gold, money, and archives hidden in a long-forgotten tunnel in the...
A reconstructed segment of the Amber Room

Nazi gold train could contain lost Amber Room of Charlottenburg Palace

Last week headlines were made around the world as treasure hunters claimed to have identified a legendary Nazi train packed with gold and money, hidden in a long-forgotten tunnel in the Polish...