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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: The search for Suleiman the Magnificent's heart Reply with quote

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The Muslim Turks finally took the town in September 1566, but sustained such losses, including the death of their leader, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, that they did not threaten Vienna again for 120 years.

Now researchers are digging in the soil - and the archives - for the good sultan's heart.

"When Hungarians walk through the grounds of the castle in Szigetvar they imagine they are walking through a Hungarian castle. But of course, that is not true," says Norbert Pap, Professor of Geography at the University of Pecs, as we stroll along the beautifully restored brick ramparts.

He smiles. "This is in fact the Turkish castle. The Hungarian one was destroyed in the siege of 1566."

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wasn't the first Muslim horde to invade Europe, and it won't be the last.
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