Thursday, April 22, 2010

Underground city

Friday 23 April 2010

Finally had a nice day today, so we took a tour of the region. Here is a room in one of the underground cities that dot the region. Built around 2,000 years ago by the Hittites, they are best-known for being home to early Christians hiding from the Romans.

Walking through hundreds of rooms reaching down eight stories, it was hard to imagine actually living here. There was plenty of ventilation, but nothing could prevent it from being an awfully cold, damp home.

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