The largest underground city

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Drenkoyo is the largest underground city

Excavations conducted by a team of archaeologists in 2012 revealed the largest underground city, Derincoyo, after a team of demolition workers found a network of tunnels near the Turkish city of Nevsehir, and it is believed that the history of the city dates back to nearly 5,000 years, and has been After the geographical radiological survey, it became clear that the city is multi-level, and its size is equivalent to 65 soccer fields, as according to the estimates of specialists, the city has an area of ​​5 million square feet, equivalent to 460 thousand square meters, and can accommodate approximately 20 thousand people. , And the depth of some passages in it 371 feet; any 113.08 m.

Description of Derincuy

Derincuy’s city was carved from a flexible volcanic ash rock, and it is believed that the beginning of its establishment dates back to the two centuries (8-7) BC by the Phoenicians, and then was taken in a Byzantine era as a safe place to protect thousands of residents from the Byzantine wars The interior and the city are composed of several levels, so that there is a special door for each level, and the levels can be moved through the stairs, as the cave city consists of residential areas, in addition to storage rooms, stables, churches, and others, knowing that the most distinctive place is a room Large with vaulted ceilings A religious school was taken.

Major cities underground

Archaeologists have found many cities underground, the most important of which are:

  • The city of Nawras: Nawras is located in the north of France, and it is a city hidden 100 feet (30.48 m) deep below the surface of the earth, as it dates back to the 3rd century AD, and it consists of 300 rooms that can accommodate nearly 3 thousand people.
  • Wieliczka Mine: The mine is located in Poland, and it is a huge complex dug in the ground at a depth of 1,000 feet (304.8 m), in the 18th century AD by miners who were searching for rock salt, and the complex contains rooms, corridors, and statues, and is now a health resort that attracts tourists .
  • Labela Churches: In the Ethiopian village of Labela, 11 Christian churches were established under the surface of the earth, as they were carved into volcanic rocks in the 12th century CE. Among the most famous of these churches is the Church of Saint George, engraved at a depth of 100 feet (30.48 AD).


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