Today in History, May 31

Wiki commonsThe Amber Room at Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg.

Ten years ago today, on May 31, 2003, the Amber Room at Tsarskoye Selo was declared open to the public. The original Amber Room,  a gift from Wilhelm I of Germany to Peter the Great,  disappeared during World War II but was recreated in 2003 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg.