A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City

Picture this. One day you decide you are going to do a little remodeling. You start with the basement. First you knock down a wall. Maybe when you do, there is a tunnel. Maybe you go down that tunnel and find a hidden city. Wait, what!? Is this an Indiana Jones flick or your life? It’s actually one man’s life. Back in 1963, a man in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey, in an area known as Cappadocia, was redoing his house and discovered an entire city in his basement. Can you imagine what it would be like to find a hidden city behind a wall in your basement?
He ended up finding the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu. Derinkuyu was an entire city carved into the stone below Cappadocia.

Reaching some 60 meters down, it had 18 levels, and included residences, churches, food storage, wineries, and even a school. Yes, that’s right, wineries!

It was designed to house some 20,000 people as well as a number of livestock.

It features vents to the surface and several discreet entrances like the tunnel found behind the wall.

These hidden entrances suggest that the city was built as a precaution in order to shelter the population in times of war or natural disaster.