Dracula's dungeon discovered in Turkey
September 29, 2014 | 17 comments
Vlad the Impaler would later be the inspiration for Dracula. Image Credit: Nicolae Iorga
The dungeon in which Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned by the Turks has been found at Tokat Castle.
Back at the beginning of the 15th century Wallachian Prince Vlad III, the real-life inspiration behind Bram Stoker's character Dracula, was held captive by the Ottoman Turks for twelve years.
Now archaeologists believe that they have discovered the very prison in which he had been held captive deep beneath Tokat Castle in northern Turkey. The dungeons were found following the discovery of a secret tunnel that was unearthed while restoration works were being carried out on the building.
"The castle is completely surrounded by secret tunnels. It is very mysterious," said archaeologist Ibrahim Çetin. "It is hard to estimate in which room Dracula was kept, but he was around here."
Despite his extended incarceration it is believed that Vlad went on to reclaim the Wallachian throne before eventually dying during a battle with the Ottomons in 1476.
Source: Yahoo! News
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