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Nazi Gold Train: Polish Treasure Hunters Commence Excavation Plan

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Men walk in underground galleries, part of Nazi Germany 'Riese' construction project under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the 'Nazi gold train' is supposedly hidden underground, on August 28, 2015 in Walbrzych, Poland. (Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 09:24 AM

The search for a Nazi gold train commenced in southwestern Poland on Tuesday, where officials have allowed two treasure hunters to begin scanning a series of abandoned tunnels.

"The experts will be able to use different measuring equipment and detectors but are not allowed to touch the ground," said Arkadiusz Grudzien, municipal spokesman in the city of Walbrzych, according to The Independent U.K.

"They won't be able to dig, or drill, or introduce cameras into the ground. They're only allowed to perform a non-invasive search"

According to NBC News, Piotr Koper and Andres Richter claimed in August to have found the fabled site where retreating Nazi forces abandoned a train loaded with gold, jewels, and weapons.

As legend has it, the Nazi train was allegedly loaded up in the German city of Breslau, which is now a part of Poland called Wroclaw. The train supposedly entered a tunnel near a cliff-top medieval castle, however it never emerged, as the Soviet army approached on May 8, 1945, halting its progress.

The pair worked with Polish officials to outline their plan of excavation, and soon the Polish military was brought in to check the site for explosives. Now that it's clear, the men can set about the initial steps of their plan.

"We already know, namely, that under the earth there is a train. We need three days of good weather to carry them out," Koper said Monday. "Now that the area is cleared of scrub these studies will be much more accurate."

He said initial testing will be conducted with a metal detector, ground-penetrating radar, and a magnetometer.

Polish officials said that groundbreaking, if deemed safe and necessary, would likely begin in the spring, after winter begins its thaw.

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