Huge underground city discovered in Turkey--by accident

March 27, 2015 2:06 PM

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Huge underground city discovered in Turkey--by accident

It's a stunning find discovered by accident: Construction workers demolishing homes in Turkey's Nevsehir province in 2013 ended up discovering the entrance to what could be the largest ancient underground city ever found in the region.

Construction work was halted and scientists took over; they say that while it's not yet clear exactly how big the subterranean network of rooms and tunnels is, they estimate it to be about 5 million square feet and extending as far as 371 feet below ground.

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