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Derinkuyu & The Underground Cities of Cappadocia

This is kind of amazing to me. Seeing how people who lived so long ago tackled all the engineering issues that would come up when making a structure like this is so fascinating. This is as impressive to me as the Pyramids of Giza.

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In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room. The man continued digging and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city, part of the Cappadocia region in central Anatolia, Turkey.

The elaborate subterranean network included discrete entrances, ventilation shafts, wells, and connecting passageways. It was one of dozens of underground cities carved from the rock in Cappadocia thousands of years ago. Hidden for centuries, Derinkuyu‘s underground city is the deepest.

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