Massive 5000 Year Old Underground City Found at Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia is a well known historical region in central Turkey, which contains several underground cities. It is dominated by Templars. This place is popular in archaeological circles for its large number of underground settlement. The area is regarded as one of the world’s largest cave-dwelling and most striking regions of the world.
This region was once a Roman province. It is widely popular for its deep valleys, stunning rock formations and ancient subterranean hideouts. Recently a 5,000 year-old underground city has been discovered in central Turkey. It includes at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of rooms, tunnels, escape galleries, hidden churches, tombs and safe havens, which is dating back almost 5,000 years.
This under ground city lies under the Nevşehir fortress. This city is considered as the largest in the world has been discovered in central Turkey. There are 90 million Turkish liras (around $35 million) have been spent on the urban transformation project carried out by Turkey’s Housing Development Administration (TOKİ).
Now the construction was postponed due to the discovery of this city. Besides, the area was officially registered with Turkey’s Cultural and National Heritage Preservation Board. There are 44 historical objects taken under preservation. In the under ground city, the tunnel passages of seven kilometers were discovered.
Still, we have to discover more about this ancient underground city. Derinkuyu is a multi-level city, which referred as a well known underground settlement in Nevşehir province. This city is believed to date to the 8th century BC, that lies within an hour’s drive south of the latest underground city. The new underground city could be around a third bigger than Derinkuyu.