A team of Argentinean archeologists claim they have discovered a secret hideout built by German Nazis during World War II to hide their top leadership in case of defeat.
During the examination of some wartime buildings, University of Buenos Aires researchers found several items that they've tied up with Adolf Hitler's ruthless, mass-murdering regime.
Among the artifacts found are five German coins from the late 1930s as well as parts of a broken plate that has the words “Made in Germany” imprinted on it.
“Apparently, halfway through the Second World War, the Nazis had a secret project of building shelters for top leaders in the event of defeat — inaccessible sites, in the middle of deserts, in the mountains, on a cliff or in the middle of the jungle like this,” lead researcher Daniel Schavelzon told Clarin newspaper.
Those hideouts, however, were never used as Argentina's then president Juan Peron welcomed Nazi and other World War II refugees with open arms.
Adolf Eichmann, Joseph Mengele, Erich Priebke, Martin Bormann, Walter Kutschmann, Josef Schwammberger, Eduard Roschmann and Wilfred Von Oven, and Alois Brunner were among the key Nazi perpetrators who took shelter in Argentina following the downfall of the fascist movement in Europe.