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Underground City Derinkuyu on the Blogging A – Z Challenge

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23089 – 1114

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This place was kind of mind-boggling, Derinkuyu in Cappadocia central Turkey. A guy who was renovating his basement in 1962 knocked out a wall and discovered a room that led to a passage which eventually led to the discovery (actually rediscovery because it was known of before) of an ancient underground city that could hold 20,000 people. It has stables, cellars, storage areas, refectories, churches, and wineries with a complex ventilation system that is built in such a way that the oxygen ratio never changes no matter what level you’re on. It has wells that reach all the way to the surface, too. It goes down 8 levels over 200 feet. Only about 10% of it is open to the general public while the rest is still being explored by archaeologists.

This guy’s video is a little longer (13 minutes) than I usually have been using but he shows the place off pretty well. He has a thick accent but I was able to understand him well enough.

Of course, while I am there, I MUST have a correctly brewed cup of Turkish coffee made in a real copper pot.

Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 42%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: ??%


14 responses to “Underground City Derinkuyu on the Blogging A – Z Challenge”

  1. dumbestblogger Avatar

    I’ve heard of this place. Nuts.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Pretty cool hideout, for sure.

  2. Geoff Stamper Avatar

    Incredible. Amazing all the things I have never heard of!

    1. Herb Avatar

      I had heard of some things like this but never realized the full extent. My mind boggled.

  3. colinmcqueen Avatar

    What an amazing place.

    1. Herb Avatar

      My mind boggled at it.

  4. C.A. Post Avatar

    WOW! When Anita and I were in Turkey in 2013, we never heard of this! But we were only in Ankara and Istanbul and regions between. Going on OUR bucket list!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    1. Herb Avatar

      My mind boggled (I know, I’ve said that a lot) at the idea.

  5. issababycreates Avatar

    Wow. I’m learning so much from your challenge!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, thank you. This was a really strange one to me.

  6. Tangie Avatar

    Will check out videos when I have more time, trying to catch up reading.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I can relate to that.

  7. J P Avatar

    This is something I have never heard of and would love to see. This is so much more imaginative than ginning up a tepid desire to visit Uruguay.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you sir! Or even a visit to me United States, LoL 😂. I have been trying to pick topics that would actually interest me if I had a way to go and visit them.

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