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Derinkuyu underground city in Cappadocia, Turkey.

First Known Ancient Underground City in Turkey used for Permanent Living Will Rewrite History

In December last year, an ancient subterranean city was discovered in Cappadocia, Turkey, consisting of at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries dating back...
Subterranean Structures from the Ancient World

Ten Amazing Subterranean Structures from the Ancient World

From ancient cisterns and water systems to mysterious caves, underground crypts, subterranean temples and even entire cities built beneath the earth, what our ancient ancestors have achieved is both...
Ancient subterranean city of Cappadocia

Ancient subterranean city of Cappadocia takes on a new purpose

For thousands of years, people have inhabited caves and tunnels in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these unique underground havens –...
Underground cities of Cappadocia

The incredible rock houses and underground cities of Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and...
Underground cities and networks around the World

Underground cities and networks around the World – Discoveries (Part 2)

Recently in my article I mentioned how extensive underground networks of tunnels have been found throughout Europe. Here we explore some of the other remarkable underground discoveries that have...
Derinkuyu – the underground city in Cappadocia

Derinkuyu – the underground city in Cappadocia

Under the town of Nevsehir , near Cappadocia in Turkey, lies an extraordinary underground complex known as the Derinkuyu underground city. There have been more than forty underground cities...