Agents that are members of Interpol, an international police agency, made the amazing discovery in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. They found a haul of Nazi artifacts in what is now the largest discovery of authentic World War II-era artifacts in the history of the South American country. This discovery comes on the heels of a Nazi explosive round being found in a shed in Idaho.

What led Interpol agents to the artifacts?

Interpol agents became aware of the trove of Nazi artifacts thanks to a collector of historical artifacts in Buenos Aires.

This collector was in possession of items he acquired that fell under "UNESCO's red alert." The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is the international group that is tasked with the preservation of historic artifacts.

According to reports from an Argentine newspaper, Clarin, this month agents finally raided the collector's house after being granted legal access through the power of a judicial order. It was while searching the house that agents found the secret passageway behind a bookcase, which led them to the trove of artifacts. Now, police will be investigating how these artifacts got into the country.

What Nazi artifacts were found?

There was a total of 75 different Nazi artifacts found by Interpol agents, which have now been put on display in Buenos Aires.

Officials looking into the artifacts think that most, if not all of them, were brought into Argentina by officials close to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government after they fled to the country during the closing days of World War II. A lot of the artifacts also had companion photographs, with some of them showing the infamous Nazi leader holding the accompanying item.

Among the items are a bust relief of Hitler, a giant statue of an eagle on top of a swastika, binoculars, silverware, a huge swastika-studded hourglass, and other items. There was also a magnifying glass decorated with swastikas, along with a photo of Hitler holding what appeared to be the very same one.

A device used for measuring heads was also found, as the Nazis thought that Jews could be distinguish from Aryans through head measurements.

Noted Nazis like Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele were both known to have escaped to Argentina. While Mengele was never captured, Eichman was eventually caught, put on trial, and eventually executed for his war crimes.