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    Men walk in underground galeries, part of Nazi Germany Riese construction project under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the Nazi gold train is supposedly hidden underground, on August 28, 2015

    Mystery About Polish Nazi Gold Train Intensifies After Recent Test

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    The test carried out by the Polish military forces at the suspected site in the region of Lower Silesia appeared to have achieved no positive results, causing further speculations about the fate of the mysterious train.

    After completing the test, representatives of the armed forces did not comment much on its results, saying only that they handed over a "safe parcel of land" to the local authorities.

    "The army's job is done as we're not in the business of treasure hunting," Poland's Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said, cited by the Polish PAP news agency.

    It still remains unclear whether some evidence of the train’s existence has been found during the operation. Polish official Arkadiusz Grudzien stated only that the local authorities have not yet decided on their further steps.

    The Hunt for the Nazi Gold Train in Poland
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    The so-called Nazi gold train is a part of a legend about three Nazi German-era gold-laden trains which were buried in secret underground tunnels built by Nazis in early 1945. The trains have never been found, but according to widespread rumors, they contain 300 tons of gold, weapons, artwork and jewelry.

    The agiotage about the mysterious train started with renewed force in the middle of September after it was confirmed that a tunnel has been detected near the suspected site.

    Last month, Polish citizen Piotr Koperand and German national Andreas Richter informed the public that they had detected a 98-metre-long train carriage buried eight to nine meters underground.

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