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Archaeologists Unearth More—a Lot More—of a Massive Underground City (Turkey)
Mental Floss ^ | 02/05/2016 | jen pinkowski

Posted on 02/05/2016 8:34:49 PM PST by aimhigh

It's not the first underground city to be discovered in the region; there are some 250 known subterranean dwellings of various sizes hidden within the fantastical landscape. The two biggest are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu; the latter is estimated to have been able to house up to 20,000 people. Both cities have been known for decades.

But this new underground town, hiding beneath a centuries-old castle on a hilltop right in NevÅŸehir, just might be the biggest. One early estimate by geophysicists put its area at nearly five million square feet and its depth at 371 feet. If those estimates are accurate, the city may outsize Derinkuyu by a third.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: archaeology; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; turkey; underground
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There is a video in the article that is amazing.
1 posted on 02/05/2016 8:34:49 PM PST by aimhigh
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Amazing !


2 posted on 02/05/2016 8:40:20 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: aimhigh

Turkey is amazing. Ruins going back six thousand years.
Too bad they are so politically messed up.
Isis will dynamite anything remaining of decadent non-islamic culture.


3 posted on 02/05/2016 8:41:06 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: aimhigh

Apparently NOT a sustaneable society.


4 posted on 02/05/2016 8:41:24 PM PST by Paladin2 (w)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ggg ping


5 posted on 02/05/2016 8:45:31 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (America is back - and she's PISSED! - CoadToad)
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6 posted on 02/05/2016 8:46:22 PM PST by sparklite2 ( "The white man is the Jew of Liberal Fascism." -Jonah Goldberg)
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To: Paladin2

Byzantine prep pets.


7 posted on 02/05/2016 8:49:28 PM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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Preppers.


8 posted on 02/05/2016 8:50:25 PM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: SpaceBar

Its NOT Turkey.

Those ancient ruins are ARMENIAN.


9 posted on 02/05/2016 8:53:52 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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I just want everyone to note that this is in no way my fault.


10 posted on 02/05/2016 8:54:35 PM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: aimhigh

Minas Tirith.


11 posted on 02/05/2016 8:56:31 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: aimhigh

Wow!
That took a LOT of work.


12 posted on 02/05/2016 9:00:39 PM PST by mowowie (`)
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Hahaha. Well done. Thank you.


13 posted on 02/05/2016 9:02:32 PM PST by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: aimhigh

Joe Rogan’s podcasts with Randall Carson and Graham Hancock are amazing. Lots of proof of civilization about 12,000 years ago that was wiped out when comet hit polar caps causing tremendous flood. Along with Noah’s flood, many other cultures reference a giant flood. Randall Carson smashes global,warming but Hancock is a left winger. His bookMagicians of the Gods is a compelling read


14 posted on 02/05/2016 9:03:06 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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Joe Rogan’s podcasts with Randall Carson and Graham Hancock are amazing. Lots of proof of civilization about 12,000 years ago that was wiped out when comet hit polar caps causing tremendous flood. Along with Noah’s flood, many other cultures reference a giant flood. Randall Carson smashes global,warming but Hancock is a left winger. His bookMagicians of the Gods is a compelling read


15 posted on 02/05/2016 9:03:07 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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You are aware that both the Black sea and the Med had people living in them when the berm gave away and they were flooded?
16 posted on 02/05/2016 9:23:35 PM PST by Domangart
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To: aimhigh

Well it certainly proves that Muslims have been a scourge to mankind for many centuries now.


17 posted on 02/05/2016 9:41:56 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: aimhigh

Thank you so much for posting this!!!


18 posted on 02/05/2016 9:50:57 PM PST by datura (Proud Infidel)
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To: aimhigh

Probably makes more sense then living in skyscraper apartments.


19 posted on 02/05/2016 10:40:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born, they're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 -- 43 BCE))
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People hid there from enemies - not supposed to be ‘sustainable’


20 posted on 02/06/2016 4:44:30 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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