Back in 1963, in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey, a man started his day with only one thing in mind, and that was to remodel his house. So he took his hammer down the basement and knocked down a wall to start the renovation. But the sight that greeted the Turkish man on the other side was nothing short of unbelievable; it was a passageway that led to a hidden, underground city!
There are hundreds of stories about treasures stored in attics and secret compartments. But who would have thought that a huge underground city would just be beneath this house? The man first thought that it was an ordinary well, but he just kept going and going until it led him straight to a city named Derinkuyu.
As we go deeper into the well, we are treated to the amazing sight of carved residences, churches, and a school! The source reports that this hidden city could accommodate over 20,000 people including their livestock.
The city houses several hidden passageways to the surface and it is believed that the purpose of this amazing structure was to protect the residents if ever a huge natural disaster or impending war comes. No one really knows when it was originally built since there were a variety of artifacts found below.
Moreover, Derinkuyu has a five-mile passage that connects it to another underground city called Kaymakli.
Amazing finds like this truly enrich the world’s history. Let’s hope that we continue to unearth some more of our ancestors’ secrets.
Watch video here:
What would you have done if you were to discover a hidden,underground city just underneath your own home? Are you brave enough to explore it? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!