Archeologists in Turkey have recently (DEC 2014) discovered another enormous underground city in Cappadocia, comprising of no less than 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of passages, concealed temples, and galleries which are around 5,000 years old. The ancient city was found underneath Nevsehir fort and the encompassing range, amid urban transformation project which was undertaken by the Turkey’s Housing Development Administration (TOKI).
There are about 36 underground urban areas in Cappadocia and the greatest one is Kaymakli underground city, while the most profound is the Derinkuyu Underground City.
Kaymakli underground city is constructed under the slope known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to guests in 1964. The residents of Kaymakli town have built their homes around one hundred passages of the underground city. The inhabitants of the area used advantageous places of the passages as basements, stockpiling ranges and stables, which they access through their yards. The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and inclining sections. While the underground city comprises of 8 subterranean stories, just 4 of them are open for tourists today, in which the spaces are composed around ventilation shafts.
Lots of primordial underground cities are buried under Turkey’s flourishing and green landscapes. Vacationers visiting anywhere on to the Green Isle would find dozens of entrancing secretive sites, to plan their all inclusive holidays to Turkey. One shall visit them once in the lifetime!
The principle province of Cappadocia (Navsehir) is incredibly famous for its underground city of Derinkuyu, which was once home 20,000 inhabitants living harmoniously underground. It is has eleven levels and has 600 entry points and miles of passages linking it to other underground cities.. It encompasses premises for resting, stables for animals, wells, water tanks, pits for cooking, ventilation channels, community halls bathrooms and tombs.
Over the period of time, the Hittites, Persians, Alexander the Great, Rome, The Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire and Turkey have all administered the staggering area of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. One hundred square miles with more than 200 underground towns and passage towns complete with concealed entries, mystery rooms and antiquated sanctuaries and an amazingly storied history of new settlements carrying forward the work of the last, make Cappadocia one of the world's most striking and biggest underground locales of the world.
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