A 5,000-Year-Old Underground City Was Discovered in Turkey

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

While carrying out earthmoving works in the area, which were meant to be used for the construction of new buildings, the engineers stumbled upon a massive underground network of cave tunnels, escape galleries and chambers spanning over 3.5 miles.

1. Derinkuyu Underground City Sheltered at Least 20,000 People Together with Their Livestock and Food Supplies

Derinkuyu Underground City Sheltered at Least 20,000 People Together with Their Livestock and Food Supplies
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2. It's the Largest Excavated Underground City in Turkey, as Well as One of Several Underground Complexes Found Across Cappadocia

It's the Largest Excavated Underground City in Turkey, as Well as One of Several Underground Complexes Found Across Cappadocia
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3. One Part of the City Is Open for Tourists

One Part of the City Is Open for Tourists
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4. The Underground City at Derinkuyu Could Be Closed from the Inside with Large Stone Doors

The Underground City at Derinkuyu Could Be Closed from the Inside with Large Stone Doors
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5. It Had a Great Ventilation System

It Had a Great Ventilation System
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