Mazi Underground City

Mazi is an underground settlement in Turkey's Cappadocia region. It is situated about 35 minutes from the city center in the Urgup neighborhood. It was found in 1995 by a sheep farmer. According to archaeological digs, the underground city has a 2000-year history, having been inhabited by many civilizations, including the Phrygians, Lydians, Byzantines, and Romans. The underground city has four entrances and eight floors, all of which are blocked by enormous sliding stones. 6,000 people were reportedly residing here, according to archaeological research. Moreover, the main source of livelihood was stockbreeding, and the welfare level was fine.