People are uncovering fascinating discoveries in their homes, from secret bunkers to hidden messages. In 1963, a man took it to the next level by discovering an entire city beneath his home.

This incredible find turned out to be Derinkuyu, a substantial underground city in Turkey that could accommodate up to 20,000 residents. While its origins are debated, it’s widely believed that Derinkuyu was used as a refuge from adversaries. Remarkably, its infrastructure has stood the test of time, with none of its floors collapsing.

Even early Christian inhabitants improved the city with additions like stables, churches, and facilities for producing wine and olive oil. Though public tours are now available, those learning about it today envy the homeowner’s discovery and his approach to sharing it with archaeological authorities.

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