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Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city

In the center of Anatolia, 4 km away from the capital Ankara, there is the region of Capadoccia. According to the legends, this region was called the land of the beautiful horses because it was renowned in Antiquity for the horses brought up here. Today, this area is famous for its unique underground cities created due to the extraordinary geological features and the city of Derinkuyu is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world.

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Fairy Chimneys in Capadoccia

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Hasan Dağı Volcano

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Derinkuyu underground city

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Çatalhöyük ruins

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Traditional cave home from the village of Ayvali. It used to be a home for the monks.

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Derinkuyu underground city

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city A map of the underground city

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Building erected in volcanic rock

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city 8000-9000 year old picture depicting the underground city and the nearby volcano

Derinkuyu: the biggest and most mysterious underground city Rock used to block the access to the city

 

 

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