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 Ancient Underground Network of tunnels From Scotland to Turkey

Extensive Ancient Underground Networks Discovered Throughout Europe

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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.

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By April Holloway



u totally mistranslated the german, the correct translation is: "Tore zur Unterwelt: Das Geheimnis der unterirdischen Gänge aus uralter Zeit ..." Gate to the Underground/Underworld: The secret of the underground/underworld gates from ancient times.... aus means from not to, be precise if you want to be taken serious!

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Excellent point Sunny.  If these tunnels were used by people to stay off the surface because it was too hot to live on then what did they survive on?  The animals would have been dead along with the vegetation killed off by the excessive heat.  People have to eat something and without plants and animals there is not much to eat other than dirt.

Addtionally, I'm wondering if these are the same extensive tunnel systems we've known about for a long while now in Europe.  It was postulated that they were mining tunnels by some but were they?  Are these the same or are these a different system of tunnels?


Whu do people go underground?

If not to dig for diamonds, then it must be to hide.

For human enemies, or maybe to keep warm. A few meters  underground is a lot warmer than above.

Above it is mentioned that it was too hot to live above ground. I think in that case these people would have perished ,  because animals would have died from the heat and/or starvation. 

The land would have been desertlike.

Living underground in dangerous times is not such a bad idea.


Sunny Young

I've beens skimming through Paracelsus' book on gnomes, undines etc. at Google books:

and found the following interesting sentence:

"That is why it often happens that one finds in the earth an attic, vaults and similar structures of the height of about a yard. They have been built by these people for their abode and dwellings."

I would also be interested to learn of your Findings regarding these Tunnels - in the future.
Thank You!!!


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