Is Dracula’s Tomb in Italy?

Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino reports that two university researchers from Estonia claim they’ve found the tomb of Vlad the Impaler,and that it’s in Italy.

Count Vlad Teppes, also known as Dracula, was the inspiration for Bram Stokers’ fictional vampire tale by the same name…

Count Vlad Teppes

Vlad The Impaler

Vlad’s father was known as “Dracul” meaning “Dragon.” Vlad was known as “Dracula” meaning “son of Dragon.”

Estonian researchers, brothers Giandomenico and Raffaello Glinni, told the The Daily Mail that Vlad did not die in battle but was instead taken prisoner by the Turks

They say his daughter in Italy paid ransom to have him freed, and then he joined her in Naples

The researchers claim to have documentary evidence that led them to a tombstone with markings that confirm their theory…

Medieval history scholar Raffaello Glinni said that the 16th century tomb is covered in images and symbols of the House of the Transylvanian ‘Carpathians’, not in keeping with the tomb of an Italian nobleman…

“When you look at the bas-relief sculptures the symbolism is obvious,” he told Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino…

“The dragon means Dracula and the two opposing sphinxes represent the city of Thebes also called Tepes. In these symbols, Dracula Tepes, the very name of the count is written,” he said…

The researchers have now applied for official permission to investigate the grave…

That tombstone is at the same Naples church graveyard where Vlad’s daughter and son-in-law are known to be buried…

Angelina Jolie joins world leaders to end war zone rape

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Watch above: Canada, at a summit in England, joined 140 other nations in signing a protocol to prosecute rape as a serious war crime. Stuart Greer reports.

LONDON – Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at a London summit on sexual violence Thursday, lending the couple’s star power to the campaign to end rape in war zones.

The four-day London conference is organized by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Jolie, a United Nations special envoy.

READ MORE: Jolie, Hague hail Bosnia’s anti-rape training

They hope representatives of the more than 100 countries present will back a new protocol laying out how sexual violence in conflict zones should be investigated and prosecuted. They say they want to end the “culture of impunity” for wartime sex crimes.

Angelina Jolie takes part in the End Sexual Violence in Conflict global summit in London. US actress Angelina Jolie, right, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, hugs Neema Namadamu of the Democratic Republic of Congo at…

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Celine Dion”s Husband Steps Down As Manager

CELINE DIONCeline Dion’s husband Rene Angelil has stepped down as her manager after more than 30 years.
The couple announced entertainment executive Aldo Giampaolo, who has worked alongside them for 25 years, will step in as the boss of the Think Twice singer’s management company Feeling Productions.
A statement reads, “It is with great pleasure and with the utmost confidence that Rene Angelil announces today that his long-time close friend, Aldo Giampaolo, has been appointed as chief executive officer of Feeling Productions Inc., the company which manages Celine Dion’s career.
“Celine and Rene have decided that the time has come to bring this appointment to fruition, one that Rene had proposed to Aldo several years ago.”

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