A man discovered this tunnel. It changed History


During a simple renovation of his home in 1963, a Turkish man made the discovery of a lifetime. Behind a demolished wall was a secret room, which was the first glimpse at a lost underground city. Not seen since the people of the area were expelled during a war, the city is the deepest of its kind, reaching 18 stories beneath the earth. An intricate series of tunnels connect the various rooms and “buildings” of the city, all carved from the soft, volcanic rock of the region.

1 Built around 8 BCE

1 Built around 8 BCE

Historians estimate that the city was built around 8 BCE, and was used and even expanded for thousands of years. It was a handy place to defend against invading armies.

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