Can you believe this man found a secret tunnel in his house and it led to a massive underground city! You may have heard stories about people renovating their homes, only to stumble upon a secret room. Perhaps it’s a play room? A cellar? A place to stash sensitive documents and treasures? All that mystery can be pretty scary yet exciting. But back in 1963, a resident of Nevşehir Province of Turkey found a secret room behind one of his walls.
…which led to an incredible discovery: the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu.
Derinkuyu is not the largest nor oldest underground city. But at 18 stories, it is the deepest.
The city was used as a bunker during times of water or natural disaster.
The water wells were not connected to the surface, preventing poison from being added from above.
The underground city had shops, tombs, livestock, individual quarters, and a school.
That’s one heck of a discovery. I wonder how he managed to work up the courage to investigate the tunnels. Share this with your friends and family by clicking the button below.