Russian scientists have discovered a secret Nazi military base in the Arctic. The site is located on the island of Alexandra Land, 1000km away from the North Pole and was constructed in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded Russia.
The site was codenamed “Schatzgraber” aka “Treasure Hunter” by the Germans and was mostly used as a tactical weather station. It was abandoned when the scientists working there were poisoned by polar bear meat in 1944 and had to be rescued. You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Now, 72 years later, the base has been rediscovered and over 500 objects have been found. Rusted bullets, the remains of bunkers and other relics from the WWII have been found at the site, and are in good condition since they’ve been preserved by the cold weather.
The base’s name has led some to think it might have been a secret mission, but specialists believe it might have been used for the search for ancient relics.