Dracula imprisoned in Turkish castle

Iconic baddie Vlad the Impaler seems to have slept more places than George Washington. The latest claim comes from Turkey which says that the young prince was held captive in a fortress there. Rachel Nuwer for Smithsonian Magazine online has the story. (photo)

Archaeologists excavating the remains of Tokat Castle in northern Turkey have found two dungeons where they believe young Vlad may have been imprisoned when he was 12 years old, possibly affecting his sadistic later life. "The castle is completely surrounded by secret tunnels. It is very mysterious," said Ibrahim Çetin, one of the archeologists.