A giant underground city, believed to be one of the largest in the world, has been found in the Cappadocia region. Dating back as far as 5,000 years, this city is located near the Nevşehir fortress.
This city was discovered by chance, as construction workers demolished 1,500 buildings on top of it, as part of an urban renewal project. Yet, the discovery put a stop on their work, and excavation works began.
The giant underground city is thought to have been a big, self-sustaining complex with many air shafts and water channels. Many scholars maintain these underground cities have been built to represent safe-spots in times of danger.