Russian scientists have reportedly rediscovered a secret Nazi military base that was abandoned over 70 years ago in the depths of the Arctic, a report in the Daily Mail said. The base located at Alexandra Land, a remote island around 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, was abandoned in the year 1944 after the Nazis stationed at the base ate infected polar bear meat, which led to an outbreak of the disease.
The base which was christened ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ by Adolph Hitler’s army was constructed in the year 1942. The Daily Mail report said the site was a weather station as shown by Hitler’s archive. But the scientists believe that it was a site where researchers were storing ancient artefacts. Amidst the site, the researchers also found ruins of bunkers and petrol canisters that survived for the last seven decades.