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With the efforts of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), the burial site of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent’s internal organs was discovered, who passed away in 1566 after the Siege of Szigetvar.

A research committee comprised of Hungarian and Turkish scientists performed aerial and ground inspections, and the grave was discovered in a village called Szulimán near Szigetvar in Hungary. Research launched in 2012 by collaboration of TİKA and Pecs University, resulted with success in recent days. All scientific methods were utilized, and Turkish, Hungarian, German, French, Croatian, Austrian and Italian archives were scanned. The information was verified as architectural designs from the Ottoman period corresponded to the archives.

Experts pointed out that hexagonal forms unearthed in the digs are widely used in the 16th century, in Suleiman the Magnificent’s mausoleum and mosques, and these forms belong to a royal monument. The mosque and the mausoleum having been built side by side and mosque lacking a minaret indicate that the site is a mausoleum, and Suleiman was buried here.

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