This Maybe the World’s Largest Known Underground City
An exciting new discovery was recently made near Cappadocia, Turkey, while the Housing Development Administration was in the midst of an urban building project. A 5,000 year old, underground city was found containing tunnels over 4 miles long! Experts suspect that this underground city was mainly used for agricultural purposes, possibly even reaching a distant water source. Ancient Churches have also been discovered in this underground city. For more on this exciting new archeological discovery, click here.
Cappadocia is known for its dwellings carved into soft rock formations and for the tee-pee like rock formations that are scattered across its landscape, called fairy chimneys. We are currently offering an extension on our August “Footsteps of Paul” cruise that will explore these formations and the unique region of Cappadocia. This historic city will make you feel as if you have stepped into the ancient world as you explore caves and large underground dwellings. The formations are so well-preserved that you can image what it would have been like to be part of the early church, meeting in these fortresses to discuss the stories of Jesus Christ. Learn more about our upcoming “Footsteps of Paul” cruise, and check out the extension tab for details about this visit to Cappadocia.