- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2015

A team of archaeologists believe they have uncovered a secret Nazi hideout deep in the jungles of Argentina.

The trio of structures, near the nation’s northern border with Paraguay, is believed to have been designed as a refuge for officials in the final days of the Third Reich. As Allied forces closed in on Berlin, some Nazi officials were able to escape and take refuge in Argentina, which at that point had a sympathetic government.

Researchers found swastikas etched into the buildings, porcelain made in Germany and German coins with dates from 1938 to 1944, according to Argentine newspaper Clarin and The Washington Post.

The archeological team led by Daniel Schavelzon from the University of Buenos Aires believes one of the structures was meant to serve as housing, with another for storage and the last as a look-out. They described the area as remote, but easy to defend and with several escape routes.

• Phillip Swarts can be reached at pswarts@washingtontimes.com.

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