№ 49. Phrygian Underground Cities in Anatolia

PAGE STATUS: The progeny of Jove clearly have some connection to the Phrygians in Anatolia. Was it because they survived Mars in the Phrygian underground cities while making their way back to ancient Greece from Philistine after what history knows as the Late Bronze Age collapse and notably shortly before what we know of as the Classical Period?
LAST UPDATE: September 10, 2020

Underground Cities


such as Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı, Mazi, and Özkonak. In Derinkuyu alone there were estimated to be as many as 20,000 people who survived; in Özkonak , 60,000 people. At least some of these underground cities were interconnected.

Kaymakli

There is an underground tunnel in the direction of the neighboring underground city of Derinkuyu (9 km to the south), although the tunnel has not been completely excavated.  —Ancient Code

 

 

Just who first built the underground structures and when remains something of a mystery. Archaeologists suspect the Phrygians, Persians or 15th century B.C. Anatolian Hittites may be responsible, but since the caves are carved from natural rock, it is difficult to trace their construction to a specific date.Just who first built the underground structures and when remains something of a mystery. Archaeologists suspect the Phrygians, Persians or 15th century B.C. Anatolian Hittites may be responsible, but since the caves are carved from natural rock, it is difficult to trace their construction to a specific date.  —From “Vast Underground City Found in Turkey May Be One of the World’s Largest

Include Norşun Tepe

 

List of Underground Cities in Anatolia


All of these names link to their Wikipedia entries:

 

 

 

Derinkuyu underground city

Kaymakli Underground City

Nevsehir

Özkonak Underground City

 

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