Clear temporal delimitations for amber, copal and resin aid in studies of biodiversity loss

Copal from the Holocene in Colombia with enclosed insects and plant remains. Credit: Senckenberg/Solórzano-Kraemer In a study published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, Senckenberg scientist Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer defines specific time periods for the terms amber, copal, and resin. Together with researchers from the Universitat de Barcelona, the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, […]

Nazi wreck may hold looted treasures from Russian palace’s ‘Amber Room’

The wreck of a German steamship sunk at the end of World War II has been found by divers, — and the crates on board the submerged vessel could hold a prize treasure: the precious furnishings of the lost 18th century Amber Room, which German soldiers looted from a Russian royal palace. The shipwreck was […]