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Ailia's avatar

Has anyone heard about the underground city of Derinkuyu in Turkey?

Asked by Ailia (1363 points ) December 20th, 2009

Someone sent me this link about this recent find in Turkey and I thought you all should check it out. It is amazing. What do you all think about it?

Heres the link

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Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

They had a program on it last week on the history channel. It is a place I would like to see.

ccrow's avatar

here is what that link took me to.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Derinkuyu is in the Cappadocia region, which has all sorts of interesting places to stay that are in caves. I would love to be able to take that trip one day!

Jeruba's avatar

Please redo the link, @Ailia. That one goes to Google docs, as @ccrow noted.

stevenb's avatar

I jfg’d it. Very cool looking place. I’d like to take a year or two off and go explore that one and the others.

Darwin's avatar

I hadn’t before, but I have now.

tb1570's avatar

No. Cool. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Freedom_Issues's avatar

Yes I have, and have seen pictures. before seeing the ones you showed in your link :)

loser's avatar

I hadn’t either. Thank you.

Ailia's avatar

@Jeruba @ccrow That is exactly what the link is supposed to show. Its really a slide show but I don’t know how to show it as a slide show so I just provided the same link that they gave me. Sorry. But everything is all there though, all you need to do is scroll down.

Jeruba's avatar

@Ailia, this is all it says on the linked page:

Google docs

Create and share your work online
# Upload from and save to your desktop
# Edit anytime, from anywhere
# Pick who can access your documents
# Share changes in real time
# Files are stored securely online
# It’s free!
# Take a tour – New Features

And there’s a video called “Google docs: A love letter.”

That’s it.

However, I did find a slide show by Googling the topic myself. Interesting. Apparently this information has been out there for some years, but I never heard of it before. I can’t help wondering if we could use a few more of those.

Ailia's avatar

@Jeruba Oh, the link @ccrow showed me worked on my computer. Sorry about that. @ccrow Did you find another link? If not here it is

http://www.scribd.com/doc/18043495/The-Underground-City-of-Derinkuyu-A-slideshow-presentation-by-Bill-Corey-

Tomfafa's avatar

Underground city… pheh… I just know I’m getting 5 points for this answer.

Ailia's avatar

@Tomfafa Why the unenthusiasm? Did you read about the city itself? It is really quite amazing. Or were you being sarcastic?

Tomfafa's avatar

@Ailia Yes… I was being a wise ass… sorry… I did read about it and it seems to be a home for some rich guy. I think it could be the worlds first bomb shelter. I honestly enjoyed the marvel of it. Thank you.

Donna_Suarez's avatar

No, but I have done extensive travel overseas. Thanks for the info. Might want to go there.

gorillapaws's avatar

When venturing into any underground city you must beware of the morlocks.

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