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Underneath an Illegal Excavation House, a Subterranean City Is Revealed!

Upon the information that illegal excavations were carried out in a house in the İscehisar district of Afyonkarahisar in western Turkey, the teams raided the house and found that the determined that illegal diggers had uncovered an underground city under the house.

According to the news of Ali Fuat Güçlü from DHA; Police raided a house in the İscehisar district of Afyonkarahisar and detained 7 people who were digging illegally. It was stated that the suspects dug a tunnel under the house and uncovered the underground city where historical artifacts and columns were found.

The teams of Afyonkarahisar Police Department Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Branch Directorate determined that illegal excavations were carried out in a house in İscehisar in order to find historical artifacts, as part of the studies aimed at deciphering smuggling crimes.

The tunnels with columns under the house were reached. Photo: DHA
The tunnels with columns under the house were reached. Photo: DHA

In the operation organized, 7 people caught red-handed.

During the research at the house, the teams determined that there was a transition from the window part to the outbuilding, that there was a pit with a diameter of about 3 meters, and that there was a columned historical tunnel inside. In the tunnel where the columns are located, historical objects such as inscriptions, statues, and sarcophagi, hidden behind sacks, were found.

Underground city found under illegally excavated house PHOTO: DHA
Underground city found under illegally excavated house PHOTO: DHA

In the examinations, it was evaluated that the illegally excavated area had the appearance of an underground city.

In addition, materials such as a large number of hammer drills, picks, and shovels were seized during the search made at the house. The suspects were taken into custody for judicial proceedings within the scope of the Law on the Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets.

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