We know the term “city “that is on the ground,but there is another term when associated with the term city gives of a thrilling vibes and piques the curiosity of people and the term is “UNDERGROUND”
“Underground city” it is a city which is literally as the name says underneath the ground.
So today we are going to discuss about a city called “Derinkuyu”.
It is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia and a stunning wonder.
The city is said extends to a depth of 200 feet and could have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together.
It’s said that this city dwelling not only could hold thousands of people, but also contained everything an entire population would need to survive any crises.
The underground city at Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with large stone doors enhancing the security measures up a notch and each floor could be closed off separately.
On the second floor is a spacious room with a barrel-vaulted ceilings ,and rooms were used as a religious school and for study purposes.
There is a series of vertical staircases between the 3rd and 4 th floor leading to the church located at lowest level.
There is a large 55-metre ventilation shaft a which seemed to provide water to both the villagers above and, if the outside world was not accessible, to those in hiding.
It is said to be one of the top most tourist destinations in Turkey. You can also visit this by booking tickets in a trusted website.
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