Secret tunnel near 'Dracula's dungeon' discovered

Secret Tunnel Near 'Dracula's Dungeon' Discovered

Archaeologists stumbled upon a secret tunnel beneath a castle in Turkey near where Vlad the Impaler — also known as Dracula — is believed to have been held captive.

The tunnel, located under Tokat Castle in the country's northern region, stretches about 100 feet long before it's blocked off.

Experts believe a Roman king's daughters used it as a means to get to a nearby public bath.

The tunnel was discovered during restoration work on the castle which began in 2009 and the Hurriyet Daily News reports that a military shelter and two dungeons were also found in recent years.

Previous archaeologist argue that Dracula was held in those dungeons by the Ottomans in the early 15th century.

The infamous figure first inspired Bram Stoker's legendary vampire in his 1897 novel 'Dracula' because of his voracious appetite for spilling blood.

According to historians, aside from their shared interest in spilling blood and their name, the two Draculas don't really have much in common.

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