Controversy surrounds Dracula's cellar

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the basement of ”Drakulya House,” owned by Vlad III Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula, in the Hungarian city of Pécs, but authorities plan to fill in the excavation for preservation purposes.

While some experts claim that they have documentation for the site, the official archaeologist of the Cultural Heritage Protection Service feels that not enough evidence has been found to investigate at this time. Critics of the proposed dig maintain that the new interest in the cellar has more to do with the city's designation as the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and that the plan to open the site to the public was ”suspicious.”