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    Default Underground 18 Story City That Could House 20 Thousand People

    The incredible thousand-year-old UNDERGROUND 18-storey city that could house 20,000 people and was discovered by chance when a man was doing DIY on his house in Turkey

    In 1963, a Turkish man uncovered an underground city after knocking down a wall in his home
    The ancient city, called Derinkuyu in the region of Cappadocia, is 18 storeys deep and housed 20,000 people
    Kitchens, stables, churches, tombs, communal rooms and schools were all part of the hidden community

    By Amanda Ulrich For Mailonline

    Published: 21:17 AEDT, 14 December 2016 | Updated: 02:28 AEDT, 15 December 2016

    In 1963, a Turkish man in the region of Cappadocia was making improvements to his home when he made an incredible discovery.

    After knocking down a wall in his basement, he stumbled upon a secret room, which led to an underground tunnel, which opened up into a completely hidden ancient city: Derinkuyu.

    Photos of the preserved city reveal how 20,000 people - including livestock and entire food supplies - could have lived 18 storeys beneath the earth.

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    Thought to have been created during the Byzantine era in 780-1180AD, the network of kitchens, stables, churches, tombs, wells, communal rooms and schools was most likely used as a massive bunker to protect inhabitants from the Arab–Byzantine wars or natural disasters.

    During this time, cave-like chapels and Greek inscriptions were added to the ancient city, and about 600 entrances allowed people to come and go.

    Heavy stone doors could close Derinkuyu from the inside in order to fend off intruders, and each storey could be shut off individually.

    Amazingly, Derinkuyu isn't the only one of its kind - though it's in the running to be one of the largest underground cities.

    The hidden community is connected to other subterranean cities by tunnels stretching several miles.

    Only about half of Derinkuyu is accessible, but the site has proved to be a popular tourist attraction in Cappadocia.

    The historical region in Central Anatolia also attracts visitors with its incredible geological, historic, and cultural features, including rock formations and spires known as 'fairy chimneys'.

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    Lapland, TN


    And in 1963 this fella forfeit his house ... with it's ginormous expansion.

    Should'a kept this to hisself ....


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