Ancient Underground Network of tunnels From Scotland to Turkey

Extensive Ancient Underground Networks Discovered Throughout Europe


Archaeologists uncovered thousands of Stone Age underground tunnels, stretching across Europe from Scotland to Turkey, perplexing researchers as to their original purpose.

German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch, in his book ‘ Secrets of the Underground Door to an Ancient World ’ (Original title in German: "Tore zur Unterwelt: Das Geheimnis der unterirdischen Gänge aus uralter Zeit ...") revealed that tunnels were dug under literally hundreds of Neolithic settlements all over Europe and the fact that so many tunnels have survived 12,000 years indicates that the original networks must have been huge.

'In Bavaria in Germany alone we have found 700 metres of these underground tunnel networks. In Styria in Austria we have found 350 metres,' he said. 'Across Europe there were thousands of them - from the north in Scotland down to the Mediterranean.

The tunnels are quite small, measuring only 70cm in width, which is just enough for a person to crawl through. In some places there are small rooms, storage chambers and seating areas.

While many believe Stone Age humans were primitive, incredible discoveries such as the 12,000 year-old temple called Gobekli Tepe in Turkey and Stonehenge in England - which demonstrate advanced astronomical knowledge - indicate that they were not as primitive as many believe.

The discovery of a vast network of tunnels suggests that Stone Age humans were not just spending their days hunting and gathering.  However, the real purpose of the tunnels is still a matter of speculation. Some experts believe they were a way of protecting man from predators while others believe they were a way for people to travel safely, sheltered from harsh weather conditions or even wars and violence. However, at this stage scientists are only able to guess, as the tunnels have not yet revealed all their secrets of the past.

You may also like to read Part 1 of my research on Underground Cities and Networks worldwide, as well as Part 2 on incredible discoveries all around the World.

You can read Part 2 here: Discoveries of vast underground networks spanning countries and maybe even continents. - See more at:
You can read Part 2 here: Discoveries of vast underground networks spanning countries and maybe even continents. - See more at:

By April Holloway


Roberto Peron's picture

I absolutely agree with you Johnny Nono.  At this point we can only speculate and theorize about what purpose these tunnels served, who built them, how were they built, and why.  So everyone's opinion is worthy of consideration and important.  I see a lot of personal attacks on this site over someone expressing their opinion and even some name calling.  Aren't we above all that?  Such behavior is childish.  And this especially applies to the academics on this site.  We are SUPPOSE to be professional and ethical are we not?  Such behavior does ot reflect that professionalism or ethics.  

I find several fascinating theories here in the comments that I can agree with or could agree with.  I appreciate those people taking the time to post their theories here with professionalism.  So now let's have a rational discussion about some of what has been presented here instead of degrading ourselves into name calling, personal attack, and the rot.

Nice article April and thank you for bringing the tunnel info to light here.




aprilholloway's picture

Hi Johnny, thanks very much for your kind comments and support. I am glad you found it interesting!

I found this Article to be evocative as well as informative, and you have my thanks, April Holloway. Fascinating, thinking that some of our very earliest Ancestors Survival instinct was so strong that they were able to figure out a way to achieve feats of Labor that were nothing short of astonishing. It would be equally awesome if those commenting could merely present their opinions as just that, their opinions - and not antagonize or criticize the opinions expressed by others. This is actually counterproductive, and detracts from The Article itself, and is disrespectful to The Author, The Researchers and all of those Readers who have an interest in the subject matter, and enjoy working out their remarkable brains, and articulating ideas. To you others who feel a need for derogatory or negative expression...isn't that what Facebook is for?
Thanks again, April Holloway!!!
-Johnny Nono-

aprilholloway's picture

Hi Wayne, thanks for your feedback. We have a few articles relating to ancient maps, but you're right, we could do with some more. I'm not familiar with the work of Dr Sarah Parcak but will look her up. Thanks,

April Holloway,

Ancient Origins

First time to visit your WebSite. Like what I see. Hope to see more on Ancient Maps & Archaeology. Have you seen the work of Dr. Sarah Parcak of the Univ.of Alabama in the USA. She is using Satalite Imaging to find Sites under the sands of Egypt. Her work is worth looking into. -wayne


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