Man Finds Entrance to Ancient Underground City in His Basement

Haven’t posted much about archaeological finds in a while so…

“Stretching 280 feet below the Earth’s surface in Turkey’s Cappadocia region is a web of tunnels and cave-like dwellings that once housed 20,000 people.

“The ancient city, Derinkuyu, lay abandoned for decades until, in the 1960s, a local man noticed his chickens were disappearing through a gap in his basement that had opened up during renovations, the BBC reported. After knocking down a wall, he found a tunnel — and accidentally rediscovered the sprawling, subterranean city.

“Now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Derinkuyu is open to visitors, though they can explore only eight of its 18 levels. Here’s a closer look at the remarkable city and its history.”

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Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip!

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