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An eight-room underground city will be opened to tourism after restoration. DHA photo

An eight-room underground city will be opened to tourism after restoration. DHA photo

During the construction works carried out by the municipality to widen the road, an eight-room underground city has been discovered in the central Anatolian province of Çorum’s Boğazkale district. The operator of the construction equipment uncovered a cave-like area and informed the gendarmerie. Then museum officials were called and as a result of examinations, an eight-room underground settlement was reached.

The museum official Önder İpek said they estimated that the settlement was from the Byzantine period and works were stopped in the area to protect the settlement. He said that examinations in the underground settlement would continue and registration works would start soon.

“This area can be open to tourism after the vital security works are done. It is a very wide area and has eight rooms. The widest room is 13x3 meters. A bigger structure including a church can also be found during the works,” İpek said.

June/08/2013

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