Imagine your home was harboring a secret. Whilst it looked normal and harmless enough from the outside, behind the walls, something completely different was going on. Let’s say one day, you had to do a little remodeling work in the basement. When you were chipping away at the plaster, you noticed a hole behind the wall. You pushed through a little further and discovered that the hole is an entire room. You kept going on and on, picking your way through and pretty soon, you discovered an entire city beneath your house.
Believe it or not, this is actually true. In 1963, a Turkish man was redoing his house and was stunned to discover an entire city beneath the foundations of his basement. The city, known as Derinkuyu, was believed to be built in the 7th or 8th centuries BC. Whilst this might sound a little too good to be true, these pictures speak a thousand words.
First Of All, He Discovered a Tunnel.
This seemed innocuous enough; secret passageways beneath the streets are, whilst exciting and surprising, hardly a new invention.
Then He Discovered A Passageway.
When the tunnel kept winding further, he knew that it wasn’t as simple as an underground hideaway; something was different here.