So Long. Before Our Inventive Minds created. Plastics
and Colored Glass. Glass that Nature so made,
in Our World. Legends so Tell;..
Was the Excretions of Trees. Sap.
Organic Origins, Remains. That
Overs Times, Places. Amberised.
A Semi-Precious Gem.
Amber. So nomened. Herein
Wonder in Our World.
Legends of that. Room. So comes to Mind. Mine. Sap.
Cleaned, Shaped and Polished.
The Amber Room.
An 8th Wonder of the World. Begins
this Tale. Of Yore. Firstly 1100’s ish.
With The Crusader Knights, then too. To
the Gem Artisans of Saint
In Our World. Legends so Tell. Tales
of The Roads. Those PathWays, Means of
Trade. Routes. Of Yore. Ways ‘n’ Means. The
Roads of. Thereof…
Silk, Salt, Amber. Mores. More
than simple Trade Ways to sample. These Routes
provided a Network of Land, River and
Coast through much of the then known World.
In Our World. Legends.
From the Baltics to the Mediterranean, beyond.
For Travellers. Of Alls Types. Typecasting
The First Crusaders is… problematical
The Lords. Of Amber.
This Title originally.
Was/is a self-endowed Nick-Name. A Nomen
for what Themselves,..
certain Knights. Become. Became.
In Our World. Legends from
The Holy Land have long beckoned Pilgrims,
Travellers, Traders. Community. Knights
as well. Well as
using their particular. Talents.
One of the enduring Legacies of The Crusades. In
addition to the Religious Follies. 1100’s ish.
Was. The orderly Formation
of several Orders. Of Knights. Knights
Templar, Hospitaller and Teutonic. For example. The
Teutonic Knights. Crusading overs. Overdone, Overs
and done, in deed. Indeed, heading North
back and into Europe. Establishing and maintaining
a powerful Authority over
those. Lands. Where and bys. Over
Times, Places, Events,..
Those knights tales,
in Our World. Legends become. Became
bound with a new Role. The
the Knights Teutonic. A well-disciplined, -organised
Order. Oversaw the challenges ahead. Then.
Began organising. Commercial, Commodity, Trade.
Goods, Spices. Gems. Mores. Marketed.
Transport, Routes Safe-guarded, Patrolled.
An expanding Empire per se. Lorded
Overs. By Lords,.. ex-Knights. Awarding
… Themselves.?. The Title.
The Lords of Amber.
Challenged. The Consumer slavery
Status Quo per se. Then.
By Nows… 1380’s… ish.
Empire expansion. Ongoings.
Profits much. Much noticed
by Others. Commercial Interests. Noted.
Of interest then. Then. The Begins…
so marks. The Ends
of those goodsly T. Knights too. To
the Beginning of the 1400’s. As
1410… almost Ended. Resulting
Power Plays, Faction Fights, wresting,
wrestling. Mores. Of and For
Control. Control… eventually
opposed… By another Army or Two…
Lords of Amber. Go To. War,
mostly ending. In Death. Theirs.
Follows. That. The
Teutonics. Got smashed. Ups. Up and facing.
At the Battle of Grunwald. 1410.
The early Armies of such Euro States of
Poland, Lithuania +
co. compounded the Knights. Back. Fronts
as well. Well as
Knights. Teutonic… Lights Outs. Basically.
Lording. Overs and done, then
in deed. Indeed
smash and bashed. Ups. Then smithereened
Diplomatically, Geo-Politically. Good-bye.
By Emperor Napoleon 1. Finally
Years, Times, Places… Later. Disbanded.
Early 1800’s that was. That is
when, whence those Long Afters
Imperial Commands. Decree. Cried
Napoleon laconically One, in Our World.
whisper much. Of that and so,
of The Trade. Of Trickery. Ambers resilience,
it’s very Natures. It’s Down and fall. Now. Now
with Mod. Tech.
We can FAKE Amber. EASY.
Synthetic Resins and Substitutes are plentiful.
As too immature Amber… nomened Copal.
Reworked by simple heat applications.
All can be appropriately Colored and matched…
with perfect Specimens inclusions included.
Though Under Fluoro…
Copal and Amber Do Fluoresce
different Colors than Plastics, Resins etc…
E.G. HARD TO DIFFERENTIATE FAKES FROM REALS
In Others Ways, Means. Normally avail. Available
agrees i, Shiro, is Amber… though perhaps;..
Not Recommended as Investment Gems. Gems,
Hundred, Thousands from the Baltics. Mores.
gathered. Ambers. Alls. For… An 8th.
World Wonder. Room. That.
The Wonder Room. Amber.
The Amber Room.
Of Yore. Russia.
Some 6 Tons. Of Baltic Amber.
Gold too, for the Detail Works.
6 TONS OF GEMS…
One Room. That Room.
Amber. Fit for an
Peter 1. 6 Tons. 1 Room.
Construction of the actual Room appears
underway as the 17th Cent. Begins.
Over Times, Places several embellishments
and additions added. Mores Room.
Located in the Catherine Palace
of Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg.
A Gift to Celebrate the Peace attained ‘tween
Prussia and Russia. Coexisting. Consisting
of Panels, Fittings, Decorative Displays.
Alls. Of Amber. Lil’ Gold also. Also
WW2. Was not kind. Kind of not
good either. As mores. Trickery. Afoots.
Was. Then. Then…
THIS 6 + Ton Room… Disappeared.?.
Thins Airs. Supposedly taken
by German Troops…
and even though They were defeated…
The Amber Room… never again… opened.
The Door… could not be found still.
Still and Till…
Tween 1979 and 2003.
President Putin. Persisted too. To
FAKE and Recreate… THE WHOLE ROOM.
SEVERAL TONS MORES OF BALTIC AMBERS LATER…
Times, Places… 2003, Russia. Reveals
The Room. Replica. Opened in Our World. Legends
of the 8th Wonder. Anewed.
The wonder of the Amber Room
wonderfully Realised. Again. Now. Then
Ambers from the Baltic. President Putin.
So picked. Outs. Out
again for and In Our World. Legends
of the Russian Gem Artisans
recreated. Then replaced this Lost Wonder.
An Eighth. One
now. You have a chance too. To
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