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Secret Nazi Base Unearthed in Arctic, Reveals Secrets of WW2

Oct 26, 2016 06:33 AM EDT

A secret meteorogical station from the time of Hitler's Germany has been uncovered by researchers in Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle. Dubbed the Arctic Treasure Hunter or Schatzgraber station, the site unearths hundreds of artifacts, some of them revealing new facts about the Nazi era.

According to a report from RT News, the video was released by Russian researchers. It offered an account that explains the Germans' presence on the island of Alexandra Land during the World War II.

The expedition, which lasted until October, yielded about 500 separate artifacts. The haul consisted of various items such as military uniforms, weapons, meteorological devices, household objects, and personal stuff, some of which have significant historical and cultural value.

Some of the newly discovered items are shown to bear the Nazi insignia, ultimately proving the presence of the Hitler-led party in the island in Franz Josef Land.

"Before it was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof," Evgeny Ermolov, a senior researcher at the National Park, explained in a report translated by RT News from the TACC website. "Relying on authentic historical sources, including the memoirs of one of the members of the German meteorologists' group, we have conducted a study of the station. Now we can reconstruct events and dispel false myths."

The Germans were in the Arctic to collect weather data during the war in an effort to provide useful intel to their men patrolling and raiding the Northern Sea Route. Thus, the Treasure Hunter was born and became operational from September 1943 to July 1943.

The artifacts uncovered in Alexandra Land are on its way to northern Russia for further study, but a public exhibit for the collection is in plans to be held later this year.

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