Underground city unearthed in Turkey may have been refuge for early Christians

Archaeologists in southeastern Turkey have unearthed a vast underground city built nearly 2,000 years ago and possibly home to 70,000 people. The underground complex may have been a protected space that the early Christians used to escape. Roman oppressive.

The first underground rooms of the ancient complex were found about two years ago, during a project to clean up and preserve historic streets and houses in the Midyat district of Mardin province. Gani Tarkan, director of the Mardin Museum and head of excavations, told the Turkish government that workers on the project first discovered a limestone cave, and later an entrance passage. the rest of the hidden city. Anadolu Agency.

https://www.livescience.com/christians-hid-from-romans-in-underground-city Underground city unearthed in Turkey may have been refuge for early Christians

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