By Cecilia Jamasmie
About a year after two treasure hunters claimed to have found a Nazi train laden with gold and gems in the Polish city of Walbrzych, a team of 35 researchers that includes Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter is about to throw in the towel once again.
Despite scepticism and even scientific studies declaring that there was no evidence of such train, the two men resumed digging for the treasure-filled wagons earlier this month. But once again they’ve come empty-handed.
According to Polish media, excavations around the site where the train is allegedly buried will be halted this week, even though it was scheduled to end by the end of August. From now on, efforts to locate it will be made through other means, Haaretz.com reports.
A new timetable for the search is expected to be unveiled on Friday, at a news conference called by the digging team, which is made up by volunteers rather than Polish officials, who refrained from participating in the search efforts as they did last year.