The Ancient Underground World of Cappadocia

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Through the ages, the Hittites, Persians, Alexander the Great, Rome, The Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, and Turkey have all governed the spectacular region of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. One hundred square miles with more than 200 underground villages and tunnel towns complete with hidden passages, secret rooms and ancient temples and a remarkably storied history of each new civilization building on the work of the last, make Cappadocia one of the world’s most striking and largest cave-dwelling regions of the world. You can read a related article here:

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  1. Aida R

    Beautifully fascinating.

    1. ZeroFortyFive

      I wonder how they carved out this underground city…

  2. Chase Brown

    It is not logical that this was a fort or place to “hide out”, as enemies would have many options. The only thing that makes sense to me is if everyone was hiding from the Sun. Could it have been going crazy & sending flares? It would certainly make pregnancy impossible . But, it must have been going off for decades, at least. Maybe a large comet or body entered the solar system; or, possibly one of the other planets was somehow in a different orbit than now, and would “set off” the Sun every time of its approach? Anyways, its so amazing to see what we could do so many 10s of thousands of years ago (here & across the globe).

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