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Gdansk. The museum wants to buy the largest amber in the world

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The lump of Sumatran amber weighs 68 kilograms and can already be seen in the Amber Museum in Gdańsk. For now, however, it is only on loan. The museum, thanks to a government subsidy, wants to buy a specimen and enter it in the Guinness Book of Records.

Three years ago, 68 kg amber was exhibited at the Amberif fair in Gdańsk. It was then that he was noticed by the management of the Amber Museum.

As Waldemar Ossowski, the director of the museum admits, it was already then that the idea to buy a block emerged. American owners – Janusz Fudala and Dough Lundberg – did not say no, and until the funds were collected, they lent the specimen to the facility.

A 68-kilogram lump of exceptional Sumatran amber can be seen in the Amber Museum. It does not look like a typical Baltic amber, which we are used to, and a rock. Blue opalescent under the influence of UV waves.

68 kg amber from SumatraThe Amber Museum in Gdańsk

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Amber will cost over PLN 140,000. Out of this, over PLN 112,000 will be financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport as part of the National Institute of Museology and Collection Protection. Right after the purchase, the management of the Museum wants to register the specimen in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest amber in the world.

Main photo source: The Amber Museum in Gdańsk

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