Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli Underground City is underground city contained within the citadel of Kaymakli in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Caves may have first been built in the soft volcanic rock by the Phrygians in the 8th–7th centuries BC. The city was used in the Byzantine era, some artifacts discovered in these underground settlements belong to the Middle Byzantine Period, between the 5th and the 10th centuries AD.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Nevşehir Province

Site History: 8th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Phrygia

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription: 1985

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