Underground city reveals traces of civilizations

Underground city reveals traces of civilizations

NEVŞEHİR – Doğan News Agency
Underground city reveals traces of civilizations Excavation and cleaning works on the largest underground city in the world in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir have unearthed equipment and life spaces belonging to various civilizations.

Excavation work near Nevşehir castle is being conducted on an area of 11 neighborhoods within the 450,000-square-meter ancient underground city by the Nevşehir Culture and Tourism Protection and Development Regions Board.

As part of the excavation works, the team has unearthed sepulcher ruins from the late Roman era, along with two “Bezirhane” (seed oil process unit) dating back to early periods of Anatolian civilization.

Additionally, fragments from pots and pans used in houses and kitchens, dating back to periods from the late Roman era to the early Byzantine period have been found during the archaeological dig. Pipes and oil-lamps have also been unearthed from the Ottoman and early Republican era.

Excavations and cleaning works are continuing in the region.