Extended Turkey Guide

Villages of Istanbul

Waterfalls in Istanbul

Antalya Turkey Hotels

The Underground City and Aşıklı Höyük

-Turkey Attractions October 16, 2016
396 views

underground-city

The Underground City

Underground cities were used as temporary shelters before and after Christianity. They were self-sufficent, and quite safe, with clean air from the ventilation system chinneys. Stroreys connected by narrow walkways were separated by round security gate made from millstones. Today, it is worth seeing the Kaymaklı, Derinkuyu, Mazı, Acıgöl and Ozkonak underground cities. Kaymaklı Underground city is 20 km south of the Nevsehir Turkey Settlement area. The city is underneath today’s settlement area. There are hundreds of tunnels connected to each other, it has 4 storeys, ventilation shafts, a pantry, warehouse, barn, and other such interconnected rooms and courtyards. 10km south of Kaymaklı Underground City is Derinkuyu Underground City. The depth of the underground city is 25 m., and it consists of interconnect courtyards, a dining hall, a church, a winery, bedrooms, cellar and barns. The celling of the missionary school on the second floor is covered by barrel vaults, and the rooms surrounding it are working chambers. The city is entered through the ventilation chimneys which also serve as water wells, and a church designed like a cross is reached on the storey by climbing down the steep staircase. Both underground cities are known to be connected to each other by a tunnel.

Aşıklı Höyük

Aşıklı Höyük, in the Kızılay Village of Aksaray Province, is dated to the years 8300- 7500 B.C., and the findings in the digs here reflect all the details of an hunter – gatherer community evolving into agriculture and animal husbandry. This prehistoric settlement is also known to the oldest inhabited are in the Cappadocia Turkey Region.

Comments

No comment

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.

Related Posts
Cesme Turkey Travel Guide

Cesme Turkey Travel Guide

May 15, 2017
392 views
Fethiye Beach Guide

Fethiye Beach Guide

February 27, 2017
201 views
Turkey Nemrut Mountain’s Mystery

Turkey Nemrut Mountain’s Mystery

February 25, 2017
326 views
Wonder of Bodrum: Bodrum Castle

Wonder of Bodrum: Bodrum Castle

February 23, 2017
232 views
Didim Apollon Temple Travel Guide

Didim Apollon Temple Travel Guide

February 20, 2017
245 views
Gaziantep: Magical Ancient City Zeugma

Gaziantep: Magical Ancient City Zeugma

February 13, 2017
227 views
Other Posts!
How Much Wedding at Cirağan Palace?

How Much Wedding at Cirağan Palace?

December 7, 2016
786 views
10 Amazing Istanbul Restaurants

10 Amazing Istanbul Restaurants

October 13, 2016
358 views
Are Turks Grounded in the European Union?

Are Turks Grounded in the European Union?

November 26, 2016
213 views
Top 15 Turkey Ancient Cities

Top 15 Turkey Ancient Cities

September 29, 2016
497 views
Naval Museum of Istanbul

Naval Museum of Istanbul

August 9, 2016
470 views
Top 5 Istanbul Lux Nightclub

Top 5 Istanbul Lux Nightclub

October 29, 2016
314 views
The most peaceful holiday places in Turkey

The most peaceful holiday places in Turkey

December 2, 2016
325 views
Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

July 1, 2016
1,479 views