World’s largest underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey

A MASSIVE underground city the size of 65 football fields which may have housed up to 20,000 people is slowly emerging from under the soft volcanic rock in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.

The as yet unnamed city, which was discovered last year in the central Anatolian province of Nevşehir and was the year’s biggest archaeological discovery, is now being meticulously cleaned with a geo-radar machine.

The machine can determine all structures up to 10 metres below the surface, accurately mapping out the underground city.

Escape galleries, hidden churches, waterways, fountains, living spaces, kitchens, staircases — and even wineries and oil presses — were discovered inside the subterranean structure.

via World’s largest underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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