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Turkish Man Accidentally Discovers Secret Ancient City While House Renovation

Turkish Man Accidentally Discovers Secret Ancient City While House Renovation
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Y ou never know what lies beneath the ground under your feet. Perhaps a civilian from Cappadocia, Turkey might agree more.When this man decided that he wanted to renovate his ancestral house and demolished one of the walls, he found something a tad older. Behind the walls was the lost stone-city of Derinkuyu, waiting in all it' s glory since thousands of years only to be found again by this man.

The city is 280-feet deep which is almost about 10 stories.

The city is 280-feet deep which is almost about 10 stories.

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A strategically smart city, it was a secret hideout because of it's solid and heavy doors as well as it's location.

A strategically smart city, it was a secret hideout because of it's solid and heavy doors as well as it's location.
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Believed to be thousands of years old, the city is believed to have accommodated a population of 20,000 people.

Believed to be thousands of years old, the city is believed to have accommodated a population of 20,000 people.
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The ancient city contains stables, religious centres, store rooms, ventilation shafts, and not to forget, cellars of wine.

The ancient city contains stables, religious centres, store rooms, ventilation shafts, and not to forget, cellars of wine.
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The incredible city has been described as a construction 'equal to the pyramids' by engineer John Bradenburg

The incredible city has been described as a construction 'equal to the pyramids' by engineer John Bradenburg
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Although determined to be thousands of years old, scientists and archaeologists are still struggling to find the age of the city because almost everything in here is made up of stone.

Although determined to be thousands of years old, scientists and archaeologists are still struggling to find the age of the city because almost everything in here is made up of stone.
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The real mystery however is, who created the city? And which people inhabited it?

The real mystery however is, who created the city? And which people inhabited it?
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Some scholars believe that the Phrygians built this city of Derinkuyu circa 800 B.C

Some scholars believe that the Phrygians built this city of Derinkuyu circa 800 B.C
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But some others have a different opinion and believe that the Zoroastrians built this city when their god named Ahura Mazda warned them of a catastrophe.

But some others have a different opinion and believe that the Zoroastrians built this city when their god named Ahura Mazda warned them of a catastrophe.
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However, it has been agreed upon that the inhabitants of this city were trying to protect themselves from something.

However, it has been agreed upon that the inhabitants of this city were trying to protect themselves from something.
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The city has massive doors made out of stone that weigh almost 1000 pounds.

The city has massive doors made out of stone that weigh almost 1000 pounds.
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Moreover, the pecularity of these doors is that they can be opened only from the inside.

Moreover, the pecularity of these doors is that they can be opened only from the inside.
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Although a lot of things are not clear about the city, it has fascinated a lot of people and will continue to do so.

Although a lot of things are not clear about the city, it has fascinated a lot of people and will continue to do so.
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