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The underground city was discovered in 2014 by a Turkish Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) project.

The underground city was discovered in 2014 by a Turkish Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) project.

The details of an underground city unearthed in late 2014 in Turkey’s touristic town of Cappadocia in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir have come to the surface, as excavations at the site continue. 

The underground city was discovered by a Turkish Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) urban transformation project. Some 1,500 buildings located in and around the Nevşehir fortress were demolished, and the underground city was discovered when the earthmoving to construct new buildings began.

An associate professor at the geophysics engineering department at 18 March University who was involved in the excavations of the underground city, Özcan Çakır said, “We think that people who were involved with agriculture in the ancient age carried their products to the city through these tunnels.”

February/15/2016

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