Monday, 25 March 2013

Derinkuyu Ancient Underground City (Nevşehir, Turkey)

In 1963, during a simple renovation in the
town of Derinkuyu, a cave wall was
opened, revealing a passage way to an
underground city, thousands of years old,
extending more than 280 feet deep.
Derinkuyu is 13 stories, with 15,000 little
ventilation shafts that bring air to even the
deepest of levels. The number of rock
rooms that were found could hold over
20,000 Men Women and Children. There is
evidence of Religious centers, store rooms,
wine presses and stables for livestock.
Derinkuyu is the largest excavated
underground city in Turkey and is part of a
network of several underground complexes
found across Cappadocia.

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