Derinkuyu underground city

Imagine knocking down a wall in your house and discovering a labyrinth cave system. That seems to be exactly what happened to someone in Derinkuyu, Turkey. Except these aren’t just ordinary caves. This was an underground city built to house 20,000 people.

The narrow passageways between the levels could be sealed off with large wheels that were built into the walls. The Indiana Jones theme song played in my head the entire time we were exploring.

The narrow passageways led to giant rooms like the school room below.

While others held livestock, stores of grains, and even served as wine making facilities.

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