The search for Süleyman's heart

In the summer of 1566, the great Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent was on a hard-fought attempt to capture Vienna, but his dream was not to be. The great leader died in his campaign tent, and his heart was buried there. Now the ongoing quest to discover the burial site of the heart continues with Norbert Pap, a professor of political geography at the nearby University of Pécs.

"I started doing this simply because I was looking for a challenge," Pap says. Like most Hungarians he grew up hearing the story of the Siege of Szigetvár and the legend of Süleyman's lost tomb. "I wanted to see if by using an interdisciplinary approach and hard science, we couldn't solve this old mystery."