Ancient civilizations and alternative history theories are engrained in the minds of conspiracy theorists. From the Egyptians having electricity to the Mayans predicting the end of the world. While we have some evidence that the Egyptians may have had electricity with the ‘Baghdad Battery’ the jury is still out on the Mayan predictions.The common theme with these notions is they contradict the current beliefs that we have regarding our history. They show us that these ancient civilisations were much more advanced that we had previously thought. Recently a huge underground settlement was found in the Nevşehir province of Turkey’s Central Anatolia region, in the historical area of Cappadocia.
TOKI President Mehmet Ergün Turan said; “It is not a known underground city, tunnel passages of seven kilometres are being discussed. We stopped the construction we were planning to do on these areas when an underground city was discovered. The underground city [was found] in the 45 hectares of the total 75-hectare area that is within the transformation project.“We started working in 2012 with the project. We have taken 44 historical objects under preservation. The underground city was discovered when we began the destruction in line with the protocol.”
The region where the underground city was discovered it was originally a Roman province, the city is now believed to be one of the largest underground cities in the world. This new city was discovered about an hours drive from the Nevşehir province most renowned underground settlements Derinkuyu. This settlement could have housed thousands of people and their livestock.The new city tells us that we still do not fully understand the lands we inhabit, and even now in 2014/15 we are still finding these monumental discoveries that shed new light on how we lived thousands of years ago. Moving into 2015 it will be interesting to see what this recent discovery in Cappadocia will tell us about our past.