Are you planning to renovate a building? Then keep a general rule in your mind: Always check if there is something hidden underground. You might discover a gem hidden underground!
A man in the 1960's found a fantastic second home for him while renovating his home. It was shocking and weird that his second underground house was as big as the city he lived in!
A man in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey found a hidden tunnel when he was redoing his house in 1963. He was shocked at first as it was totally unexpected.
The city was carved underground. It was made to support people for long time. The city has 18 levels that include residences, churches, food storage, wineries, and even a school. It started 60 meters down from the earth surface. It was designed to shelter 20,000 people.
As it has many hidden entrances, it proves that the city was also hidden. It was built to shelter people at war-time or when natural disasters were about to took place.
This room was used as the religious school by the people of Derinkuyu. It's a vaulted ceiling room, and Christians also used the city till the early 2000's.
As per the illustration, the church is on the bottom level to keep it protected. There are also some stairways and passages that connect one block to other. These were stretched to miles. We can assume that people used the city in wartime to hide themselves. People lived here during the Mongolian invasion in the 1300's till the 20th century.
The stones were rolled to open and shut the door. The city was mainly used by people in wartime. Other than that, it was used for storage purpose. The doors have been open for tourists since 1969.