The city found may be the biggest in the world, officials say!
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When you read about the Ten Mysterious Ancient Civilizations Modern Science Still Cannot Explain To This Day, or about Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Should Not Have Been Possible To Construct When They Were Built, when giant underground cities like the one found in this article are discovered, it’s hard not to wonder if we have been the only species to ever inhabit the earth, or if we had visitors in a distant past.
In a post titled, Secret Societies Have Arranged For Trillions to be Spent On Underground Bunkers For Them, Not You, the author mentions Michael Tellinger, who discovered the oldest known civilization ever on Earth. It lived in South Africa more than 200,000 years ago, mined gold, and the mysterious people left behind more than 10 million circular stone structures and unexplained tools and artifacts that point to higher knowledge of advanced technology, using sound as a source of energy.
Who were those who were here 200,000 years ago? Why aren’t modern school cirrocumulus changing to reflect the fact that the history many of us grew up on is not accurate? Might the civilization that built this massive underground city have been descendants of the 200,000 year old civilization Michael Tellinger discovered? For now, we can only guess.
A 5,000 year-old underground city thought to be the largest in the world has been discovered in central Turkey.
The subterranean settlement was discovered in the Nevşehir province of Turkey’s Central Anatolia region, in the historical area of Cappadocia.
Cappadocia is famous in archaeological circles for its large number of underground settlement.
But the site, located around the Nevşehir hill fort near the city of Kayseri, appears to dwarf all other finds to date.
Hasan Ünver, the mayor of the city on those outskirts the discovery was found, said other underground cities were nothing more than a “kitchen” compared to the newly uncovered settlement.
Mehmet Ergün Turan, the head of Turkey’s housing development administration, said the discovery was made during the groundwork for a housing project meant to develop the area.
Derinkuyu underground city, to the south of Nevşehir city
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“It is not a known underground city. Tunnel passages of seven kilometers are being discussed. We stopped the construction we were planning to do on these areas when an underground city was discovered,” Mr Turan told Turkish publication Hurriyet Daily News.
The agency has already spent 90 million Turkish liras (£25m) on the development project, but the organisation’s head said he did not see the money spent as a loss due to the magnitude of the historical discovery.
The upper reaches of the city were first spotted last year but it was not until now that the size of the discovery became apparent. The organisation has so far taken 44 historical objects under preservation from the site.
Cappadocia's characteristic volcanic rock landscape lends itself to underground cities
The area has been officially registered with Turkey’s Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board and no further building work will be done.
The Cappadocia region, once a Roman province, is fertile ground for underground cities because of its soft volcanic rock which is easy to carve.
Nevşehir province’s most renown underground settlement is Derinkuyu, a multi-level city large enough to house many thousands of people and their livestock. It lies within an hour’s drive south of the new discovery.
The town of Nevşehir, on whose outskirts the new underground city was discovered
Derinkuyu, believed to date to the 8th century BC, was most recently inhabited by Christians until 1923 when they were expelled during a population exchange with Greece.
It has since laid uninhabited and draws visitors from around the world.
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