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Suleiman the Magnificent's Tomb Believed Found in Hungary

(From Wikipedia: Suleiman in a portrait attributed to Titianc.1530)

Historians say that "in all likelihood'' they have found the remains of the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, who died in 1566 while his troops were besieging the fortress of Szigetvar in southern Hungary.

Historian Norbert Pap said Wednesday that the tomb is believed to have been built over the spot where Suleiman's tent stood and where he died. Pap said objects found during the dig, as well as other historical evidence, "all point in the same direction,'' though more excavations were needed to confirm the find.

The tomb is part of the Ottoman settlement Turbek, destroyed in the 1680s, whose discovery was announced in 2014.

Historians believe Suleiman's heart and internal organs were buried in the tomb and his body taken back to Constantinople, as Istanbul was then known.