They dubbed their find Sinanthropus pekinensis, now classified as Homo erectus pekinensis, but better known as Peking Man. Throughout the 1930s, paleontologists continued to uncover Peking Man fossils at the site. Curators of the Amber Room knew it was in danger, so they attempted to hide it under wallpaper. In 1997, German art detectives were tipped off that someone was trying to sell a piece of the Amber Room. In 1997, the state lost the Eye of the Needle, a distinctive, 11-foot landmark akin to the famous arched rock formations in Utah’s Arches National Park.