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Derinkuyu Mystery◄ Massive Underground City in Turkey★★★


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reamils   posted:5/26/2014 7:26:45 PM  (Reply)


A massive underground city has been discovered in Turkey.
Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground facility found in the Derinkuyu district
in Nevsehir Province, Turkey. It extends to a depth of about 60 meters. It was large enough to shelter
about 20,000 people together with their livestock, food and supplies.
It is the largest underground city that was excavated in Turkey and
is just one of hundreds of underground complexes found in Cappadocia.

The city that could accommodate up to 20,000 people had amenities such as
wine and oil presses,cellars,stables,storage rooms,chapels and refectories.
It could be closed from the inside with large stone doors and each floor
could be closed off separately.

The complex has a unique feature on the second floor, a spacious room
with a barrel vaulted ceiling. The room is thought to be used
as a religious school and had some rooms for studies as well.

There was also a large 55 meter ventilation shaft that provided
water to the villagers above and to those hiding underground if
the outside world was inaccessible.

It is thought to have been built in the 8th-7th centuries B.C.
It may have been enlarged in the Byzantine era.
During the Persian Achaemenid empire the city was used as a refugee
settlement and many scholars believe that the city may have been
built by the Persians.

Interestingly the city was connected via miles of tunnels to other
underground cities.

This complex and it's miles of tunnels are an amazing accomplishment and
one wonders how this could be done. The sheer size of it would
make it a challenge to build even with today's technology.
Aside from how, one wonders why. What could have motivated the building
of such a complex large underground facility?
bobprin   posted:5/29/2014 6:34:05 AM  (Reply)
Why indeed? First, there would have had to been a threat to people on the surface. It would have had to been a very long term threat. They would have had to believed that by being underground they would be safe. Alien invasion?
reamils   posted:5/29/2014 8:06:03 PM  (Reply)

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bobprin  posted:5/29/2014 6:34:05 AM  (Reply)
Why indeed? First, there would have had to been a threat to people on the surface. It would have had to been a very long term threat. They would have had to believed that by being underground they would be safe. Alien invasion?
Possibly... It's pretty amazing... Also let's keep in mind that this facility amazing as it is is just one of many underground cities in the region... And they were connected by tunnels....this facility alone was capable of accommodating 20,000 people plus livestock , stores of food etc....so there were plans to have almost most of the population in the region underground...there aren't many reasons to do something like that... This was costly and labor intensive...
bobprin   posted:5/30/2014 5:42:45 AM  (Reply)
True, it would have been much easier to migrate if it were a regional problem. Could these anomalies have been older that stated?
reamils   posted:5/30/2014 6:41:36 PM  (Reply)
They most certainly can...dating is always uncertain as far as I'm concerned when it comes to things like this....
bobprin   posted:6/1/2014 9:20:14 AM  (Reply)
Ok, in ancient Indian transcripts they had a hero who flew in a machine and had a terrible weapon at his disposal. There is also evidence in India of an atomic blast. Turkey is not too far from India if you're flying. We have underground facilities for shelter in case of nuclear attack. A good point of case for those who believe in past technology as great or greater than ours. Just one of many subjects I address in my book, "Trouble in Tionesta how the world should end". Forgive me for the shameless plug.
gary107   posted:6/1/2014 2:22:33 PM  (Reply)
I should get your ook by June 25th. There are few trees in that part of Turkey, perhaps living underground took fewer available resources?
gary107   posted:6/1/2014 2:23:40 PM  (Reply)
Jeff, he's doing it again.
bobprin   posted:6/1/2014 4:12:41 PM  (Reply)
Who's doing what again? And it would be far easier to plant some flecken trees than move the city underground.
reamils   posted:6/2/2014 10:22:07 AM  (Reply)

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bobprin  posted:6/1/2014 9:20:14 AM  (Reply)
Ok, in ancient Indian transcripts they had a hero who flew in a machine and had a terrible weapon at his disposal. There is also evidence in India of an atomic blast. Turkey is not too far from India if you're flying. We have underground facilities for shelter in case of nuclear attack. A good point of case for those who believe in past technology as great or greater than ours. Just one of many subjects I address in my book, "Trouble in Tionesta how the world should end". Forgive me for the shameless plug.
You make some very good points...not far at all if you're flying...India has a fascinating history that shows evidence of advanced technologies being in use... I can see those tying in together...the "shameless" plug is fine...some great info gets brought to light that way... :)
bobprin   posted:6/2/2014 11:08:30 PM  (Reply)
Which leads to more questions ad infintium. It is so easy to lose history, we find something that doesn't fit into our historic beliefs and it gets poo pooed to the side because the answer to the puzzle will upset the apple cart.


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