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Friday, June 25, 2010
We Can be Happy Underground...in Cappadocia
There are real dungeons in Turkey. Or at least, there are the sort of underground environments gamers would call "dungeons"--over 200 underground cities, containing a minimum of two levels, known to exist in the Eastern Anatolian region of Cappadocia.
The cities have had a series of residents, apparently, but the delving got started with the Phrygians (they of the Smurfish caps) in the Bronze Age. They were later expanded by persecuted Christians hiding out from the Romans.