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A labyrinth of civil war tunnels and buildings discovered beneath Alcatraz...

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(Daily Mail) -- The forgotten fortress of Alcatraz: Labyrinth of underground civil war military tunnels and buildings discovered beneath the infamous prison island

  • Radar scanning has revealed parts of a fortress that occupied Alcatraz are intact beneath the prison
  • Researchers from Texas A&M University found an underground tunnel system and other buildings
  • The military fort was built in 1850 and troops were stationed there during the Civil War
  • No shots were fired and it was converted into a prison in 1934
  • It ran as a prison for 29 years, and was home to some of U.S. history's most notorious criminals
  • Archaeologists hope to begin excavations on part of the prison soon

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