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>> It's a local legend. 1945, the final days of Nazi Germany. A train full of their gold, jewels and guns rumored to have entered a tunnel near this castle in Poland, trying to escape advancing Russian forces. Never to be seen again. Now, a pair of treasure hunters are digging at this site in Poland.
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They believe could lead to a buried train hidden all these years. Andreas Richter from Germany, and Piotr Koper from Poland, first made the claim last summer while waiting for permission to start digging. The area is known to hold a labyrinth of old Nazi tunnels. They say, even if the train doesn't turn up, a buried railway could point them in the direction they need.
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But many historians are skeptical. Local politicians have expressed concern a find could be booby trapped, and a study by a Polish university concluded, it was unlikely the site would yield fruit if the train ever existed at all. A spokesperson for the duo said, ground penetrating radar suggests otherwise.
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The team is expected to announce their findings in the coming days.