Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure
A dispute over ancient German treasure looted by Soviet troops at the end of the Second World War has overshadowed a visit by Angela Merkel to Russia.
FTA: One of the highlights of the exhibition is a hoard of 81 ancient gold pieces including plates, rings and ornate bowls that has not been seen in public since the end of the war.
The Eberswalde Hoard, discovered during an excavation of north-east of Berlin in 1913, was removed from a museum in the German capital by Soviet troops and transported to Moscow as war booty.
No, but Schliemann, the German archeologist working the Troy
site circa 1870s, did. Much was shipped to Berlin.