23 Mar 2015

Argentina ruins believed to be Nazi hideout

8:37 am on 23 March 2015

Archaeologists in Argentina believe a collection of ruins found deep in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a secret hideout built by German Nazis to flee to after the Second World War.

Nazi soldiers during World War Two

Nazi soldiers during World War Two Photo: AFP

They are studying the remains of three buildings located in the Teyu Cuare provincial park in northern Argentina on its border with Paraguay.

They have reportedly found five German coins minted between 1938 and 1941 and a fragment of porcelain plate bearing the inscription "Made in Germany".

Team leader Daniel Schavelzon said it seemed that half way through the war, the Nazis had a secret project of building shelters for top leaders in the event of defeat.

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