Thursday, December 08, 2022

Man searches for portal to underground city while fixing his dungeon in Turkey

The story feels filmy and unbelievable too. But it happened in real life and for very specific reasons. A man repairing his dungeon in Turkey accidentally opens a portal to an underground city in the Derinkuyu region, near the city of Cappadocia, a historical region in Anatolia.

an anonymous character de la zona de derinqueueIn central Turkey, accidentally discovered one of the largest known underground city settlements, while fixing your basement,

The story “Do you want to be John Malkovic?” The plot is reminiscent of the timing of the film, in which a couple discovers an unusual portal behind a piece of furniture. But it happened in real life, In the city of Cappadocia, historical region of Anatolia, Turkey,

Man found underground city in Turkey

The story tells that the man tried to work Derinkuyu. Renovation and expansion in the basement of your home, At a certain point Hammering uncovered a loophole in one of the largest and most influential underground cities in the region.

In the end, it was established that the settlement discovered by man – whose identity was unfortunately not recorded in any records – was a huge city of 18 levels, reaching 76 meters deep.

it was estimated that Derinkuyu. underground city ofThe largest ever discovered in Anatolia, which had a capacity to hold 20,000 people.

Historical region of Derinkuyu, Anatolia, Turkey

It is an area known for its landscape and the famous “splendid chimneys”: natural erosion of the volcanic rock that dominates its surface, forming pillars.

these structures, as well as Cappadocia Underground CavesMany centuries ago it was used by residents to defend themselves from attacks by rival communities.

Caves in Anatolia that were created by adopting the soft consistency of volcanic material were also converted into warehouses and chapels.

Some archaeologists believe that the Hittites were the first to carry out such construction. Others believe that it was the Phrygians, and still others, that the works are due to Christians of the 5th century of our era.

underground warehouse and prison

And how was it ensured that they all had enough oxygen to breathe and survive? In subsequent excavations of the discovery, which date back to 1963, it was established that the underground city consisted of a series of holes about 10 cm in diameter that acted as vents.

Through channels extended through the first two levels of the caves, it was possible to obtain a supply of breathable air down to the eighth level below the surface.

The caves on the eighth level were used as storage of materials or even as chambers for prisoners.

While it is believed that the main function of the caves was defense against rival forces, it is also believed that they were shelter from extreme weather, cold winters and blazing heat in the region.

Today, the underground cities are one of the main tourist attractions in Cappadocia and Derinkuyu., But neither tourists nor archaeologists, perhaps, would have realized all its historical value, without the man who opened the door to that extraordinary world.

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