Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered another massive underground city in Cappadocia, consisting of at least 7 kilometers (3.5 miles) of tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries dating back around 5,000 years.
Calling it the “biggest archeological finding of 2014”, Hurriyet Daily News 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).
Another possibility is that they moved underground in an effort to escape some drastic climatic condition but what? Better options came along, but at the time it could have been seen as the future of living — much like we love high rises right now and parts of the world are building entire communities into them, but in the future they too could be seen as a strange and impractical approach.
Underground structures like this have been found all over the world in various sizes and forms all made around the same time. I elaborated upon what could make it practical in my comment.
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One hundred square miles with more than 200 underground villages and tunnel towns complete with hidden passages, secret rooms and ancient temples and a remarkably storied history of each new civilization building on the work of the last, make Cappadocia one of the world's most striking and largest cave-dwelling regions of the world.
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It is eleven levels deep and has 600 entrances and many miles of tunnels connecting it to other underground cities.
It incorporates areas for sleeping, stables for livestock, wells, water tanks, pits for cooking, ventilation shafts, communal rooms, bathrooms, and tombs.
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Despite pouring 90 million Turkish Liras into the urban transformation project so far, the TOKİ has said it will move now move their project to the outskirts of the city so that the newly found city, which is now officially registered with the Cultural and National Heritage Preservation Board, can be investigated and preserved.