Paul Cezannes’ “View of Auvers-sur-Oise”
Was lifted from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, on December 31, 1999, as fireworks went off to celebrate the millennium. It is on the FBI’s list of Top Ten Art Crimes and has an estimated value of nearly $5 million.
Except for the amber,which is valuable in itself, the room also contained many other treasures, including paintings and gold. It was created in the 18th century, disappeared during World War II, and was recreated in 2003. The Amber Room was looted during World War II by Nazi Germany and brought to Königsberg. Knowledge of its whereabouts was lost in the chaos at the end of the war.