A lot of things can be hidden in basements and below a house, but the question is whether anything can surpass the findings by this Turkish man.
The man dug a little soil in his basement, when suddenly he came across a small entrance to an elongated tunnel.
The tunnel proved to be the entrance to a huge city that probably is over 5,000 years old, writes the news agency Alamy.
It would prove that the man's discoveries were part of the famous underground city Derinkuyu, which with its five levels extends 60 meters underground and was large enough to hide over 20,000 people with everything they possessed.
The underground city was used as protection against Muslim Arabs during the Arab-Byzantine wars between years 780 and 1180.
Derinkuyu is the biggest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes in Cappadocia. Around half of the city is open to tourists.
Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with large stone doors, and had a total of 13 floors which could be closed. In the city there were both wine-and-olive presses, stables, classrooms, basements, warehouses, dining halls and a chapel.
The man's house was about to be demolished, but thanks to the discovery of the tunnel the house has remained while archaeologists have flocked to it.
Recently also a similar - and much larger - city in the Turkish Cappadocia district was found.
Cappadocia is famous for its many underground cities. Until now no less than 38 have been found.
Also there the "secret" city was revealed when workers were going to demolish several houses and a city that stretches over seven kilometers underground was found.
- This new discovery will be listed as a new diamond, Nevsehir Mayor, Hasan Unver, says to National Geographic.
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