5,000 year old underground city discovered in Turkey

5,000 year old underground city discovered in Turkey


A massive underground city which showcases the architecture of 5,000 years ago has been discovered during work on a housing development in Turkey.

The region of Cappadocia is home to one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – deep valleys and soaring rock formations dotted with homes, chapels, tombs, temples and entire subterranean cities carved into the natural landforms

Archaeologist have uncovered another massive underground city, consisting of  seven kilometers of tunnels, hidden chambers, and galleries.

Calling it the “biggest archeological finding of 2014”, Turkish experts announced that the ancient city was found beneath Nevşehir fortress and the surrounding area, during an urban transformation project carried out by Turkey’s Housing Development Administration (TOKİ).

“Some 1,500 buildings were destructed located in and around the Nevşehir fortress, and the underground city was discovered when the earthmoving to construct new buildings had started,” said a spokesman for the archaeology team

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