Kaliningrad Amber Combine – what is it? Let’s start from the beginning. It was established in 1947 next to the amber deposits in Jantarnyja (also known as Palmincken). Kaliningrad Amber Combine was combined of Palmnicken Amber Mine (the oldest and closed one), Primorksoje – active and the Beach one, also known as the Beachline. It […]
An amber deposit from the first century BC was discovered in Paertynice near Wroclaw in the first half of the 20th century. It is considered the world’s largest archeological deposit of amber, which probably weighs about 1240-1760 kg. It is also evidence of the Amber Route.
An incredible 20-million-year-old amber fossil was discovered in the Dominican Republic. According to experts, it is believed to be 20-30 million years old. The most bizarre thing about this amber is the air bubbles that float around inside of the amber fossil.
Recently researchers have discovered an interesting remarkable new find. It is a piece of amber with the inclusion of a pair of long-legged flies having sex! The insects are 41 million years old. Prehistoric insects such as ants, midges, crawlers as well as a pair of copulating flies are one-of-a-kind amber fossils described in Scientific […]
The Copenhagen Amber Museum is a museum in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is owned by the House of Amber. The museum is located in Kanneworffs house, one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. The house was build in 1606, but its current appearance is due to an adaptation in the 1780s. The house has been […]
The Amber Coast is the name of the coastal strip of the Baltic Sea located in Kaliningrad. This area is known for amber excavation since the mid-19th century and up to date is a location of open-pit amber mines. Deposits in Palmnikenskoe and Primorskoe contain up to 80% of the world’s amber reserves, they were […]
We can check the authenticity of amber by using the brine method: the amber floats on the surface of the salty water. Other resins, as well as synthetic materials, sink to the bottom. A more invasive method to check amber authenticity is to set it on fire – real amber will burn with a bright […]
The Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum is located in Kaliningrad, Russia. It is devoted to housing and displaying amber artworks. It is located on the shore of Lake Verkhneye. Its construction began in 1972 and was opened in 1979.
Amber color is a yellowish orange shade, which is the most common color of natural amber stones. Natural amber stones occur in many different colors and shades such as red, yellow, green, blue or even purple.
In the Eocene, there was a shallow sea in some areas of today’s Poland. The sea was adjacent to the Fennoscandia, a scientific name for the ancient continent. It was the place where, in a humid and warm tropical climate, the amber forest – the cradle of Baltic amber – grew. It was mainly covered […]