Man Finds Ancient City Below His Home
stumble upon: to find or discover something by chance
Every house has a history, but one home in Turkiye hid an ancient city below it!
In 1963, a man was fixing his basement when he saw a hole. This wasn’t just a small hole; it was a big one that led to many tunnels below. He had stumbled upon an old city called Derinkuyu. This city was so big that 20,000 people could live there underground! It includes schools, bakeries, dining halls, libraries and place to raise livestock.
No one knows for sure who made this city or when. Some think it was made a very long time ago, maybe around 900 BC. One thing is clear, it was a place for people to hide when there was danger.
The world is full of mysteries. Some might be just below your feet.
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