Argentina discovers possible Nazi hideout in nature reserve
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Argentina discovers possible Nazi hideout in nature reserve

Archaeologists say abandoned buildings found in an Argentine nature reserve may have been planned as a potential hideout for top Nazi officers.

German coins dating to the 1940s were found at the remote site in Misiones province, some 1,100 kilometers north of Buenos Aires.

Daniel Schavelzon directs the urban archaeology center at Buenos Aires University and heads the team researching the site. He told The Associated Press the buildings evidently were designed as a hideout, but “the Nazis never lived here because they realized they could live more comfortably, and in hiding, while living in cities.”

Some local residents say Jesuits constructed the buildings, but Schavelzon says they only date back to the 1940s. In addition to the coins, his team also found pieces of German porcelain.

Associated Press