Archaeologists have uncovered a secret Nazi lair hidden deep in the jungles of Argentina near the country’s border with Paraguay.
The hidden lair, which was built for leaders of the Third Reich in case they needed to flee back to Germany, was only unveiled after researchers, using machetes, hacked through a thick patch of vines and undergrowth, according to the Argentine newspaper Clarin.
The Clarin report quoted Daniel Shavelzon, lead researcher with the University of Buenos Aires, as having told the newspaper that the Nazis began a “secret project of building shelters for top leaders in the event of defeat” halfway through World War II.
Apparently, halfway through the Second World War, the Nazis had a secret project of building shelters for top leaders in the event of defeat — inaccessible sites, in the middle of deserts, in the mountains, on a cliff or in the middle of the jungle like this […] This site also has the bonus of allowing inhabitants to be in Paraguay in less than 10 minutes […] It’s a protected, defendable site where they could live quietly.
The Washington Post indicated in a report that all that remains of the once hidden lair is a series of stone structures adorned with swastikas which have faded over time, some German coins dating back to the late 1930s and some fragments of porcelain pottery.
Dr. Joseph Mengele, the Nazi doctor dubbed “the Angel of Death” for his deranged experimentation on children, once called Argentina home, however, he’s believed to have died in 1979 after he suffered a stroke while swimming and subsequently drowned.
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