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This Guy Stumbled Upon An Ancient Underground City While Repairing His House

Are you a history lover, or someone who loves to explore?  This underground city is sure to get your adrenalin pumping, then.  A home owner in Turkey was working on some simple renovations in his basement when he accidentally stumbled on an overgrown opening then led him far underground to a labyrinth that would soon become a popular tourist attraction for people from all over the world.  Imagine living in a place like this where you stumble upon the impossible?

Like something out of National Treasure, this impressive underground city expands for kilometres.  It is thought to have been built over 3 000 years ago, but no one knows why.  Many different cultures lived in this space over time, and the history in this space is incredible to say the list.  Guided tours of a small area of this space are now available, so if you want an adventure, take a look at what this spot can offer you.  History and an adventure in one place, can it get any more incredible than that?  We think not…now hurry up and pack your bags!

The underground city was home to approximately 20,000 residents.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Here you can find everything you need for life: ventilation shafts, residential quarters, animal stables, kitchens with ovens, dining rooms, wine cellars, barns, schools, shops, churches and cemeteries.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

There was even a winery with a wine press.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Researchers are of opinion that the underground corridors may go much deeper, nevertheless, the exact size of them remains unknown.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Tourists are allowed to visit only a small part of the city where the maze is fenced so that nobody gets lost.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

There were stone-wheel doors at the entrances to the tunnels to protect residents from invaders.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Even if the enemy had gotten inside, he would have never gotten back to the surface without knowledge of the secret passages and labyrinth plan.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Probably the last residents of city were the early Christians, but they weren’t the actual builders.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city

Then the city was forgotten for more than 1,000 years.

Derinkuyu Turkey ancient underground city