There are numerous ancient subterranean tunnels and chambers underneath Europe that have existed for thousands of years. These enormous underground structures, which date back 12,000 years, were created by highly skilled ancient civilizations with knowledge and expertise that mainstream scholars are often reluctant to acknowledge.
Dr. Heinrich Kusch, a German archaeologist, uncovered in his book “Secrets of the Underground Door to an Ancient World” (original title in German: “Tore zur Unterwelt: Das Geheimnis der unterirdischen Gänge aus uralter Zeit…“) the existence of tunnels beneath numerous Neolithic settlements throughout Europe. The remarkable endurance of these tunnels, which have lasted for over 12,000 years, is a testament to the vastness of the original networks.
Referred to as “ancient superhighways” by many researchers, these underground tunnels are believed to have been built for a multitude of fascinating and intriguing reasons. Spanning over a million miles, these tunnels connect every region and country throughout Europe, extending from the Scottish highlands all the way to the Mediterranean coast. It is truly awe-inspiring to witness this network.
It has been discovered that there are extensive underground tunnel networks in Germany and Austria. In Bavaria alone, researchers located 700 meters of these tunnels, and in Styria, Austria, they found 350 meters of the tunnels. Despite their prevalence, the tunnels are quite small, measuring just 70cm in width – enough for a person to crawl through. However, some tunnels contain small rooms, storage chambers, and seating areas.
“Most are not much larger than big wormholes ― just 70 cm wide ― just wide enough for a person to wriggle along but nothing else. They are interspersed with nooks, at some places it’s larger and there is seating, or storage chambers and rooms. They do not all link up but taken together it is a massive underground network,” Dr. Kusch added. (Source)
Although some consider Stone Age humans to be primitive, the discoveries such as the 12,000-year-old Gobekli Tepe temple in Turkey and England’s Stonehenge – which displays advanced astronomical knowledge – challenge this belief. These findings indicate that Stone Age humans were not as primitive as previously thought.
In his book, Dr. Kusch along with his wife Ingrid analyzed the intricate network of tunnels located in the region of Styria, Austria, whose purpose remains a profound mystery. However, radiocarbon tests have been conducted on organic material discovered within the tunnels that date back thousands of years.
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The chambers within the tunnels are often connected to significant locations or ancient settlements, with entrances found near old farmhouses, antique churches, cemeteries, and within forests. Whoever created these tunnels was highly skilled and used a zig-zag method to construct them, allowing the underground infrastructure to support great weight and withstand thousands of years.
Some experts suggest that the tunnels were a means of protection for ancient people against outside dangers, while others believe they served as highways, allowing for safe passage during times of war or epidemics. Some believe that the network of tunnels in Europe represents merely a minor revelation in comparison to a massive subterranean realm that is yet to be uncovered.
The discovery of underground tunnels suggests that ancient societies were not solely focused on hunting and gathering, but also possessed advanced engineering skills and intellectual capabilities. These tunnels are not limited to Europe, as there are similar structures mentioned in ancient cultures across the globe, leading to mysterious underground chambers.
The Macuxi Indians of the Amazon, who believe they are descendants of the Sun’s children and protectors of the inner Earth, speak of a vast network of tunnels connecting our world to the subterranean world. According to their oral traditions, they used to enter a cavern and journey for two weeks to reach the other side of the world, where Giants with heights of 3-4 meters reside. This continued until 1907.
Throughout Europe, there have been numerous discoveries of tunnels resembling those found in Austria and Germany. Spain, Hungary, Turkey, England, and Bosnia all contain evidence of underground tunnels. Nevertheless, the reason behind their creation remains a mystery.
The largest underground city found to date is located in Derinkuyu, Cappadocia, Turkey. This impressive city spans over eight levels and reaches depths of 80 meters, featuring more than 600 entrances to the surface. The city’s origins remain unknown, but the Turkish Department of Culture suggests it dates back to the 8th century BC and was built by the Phrygians, an ancient Indo-European people who worshipped the “Great Mother,” Cybele.
The Phrygians were renowned for their advanced culture, including music, and the legend of King Midas, a Phrygian ruler who could turn anything he touched into gold. The reason for the city’s construction is still a mystery, but it’s known to have been used by Christians escaping persecution from the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD. Cappadocia holds a vast network of underground tunnels and cities, with new discoveries being made every year.
An underground pyramid-shaped vault of Etruscan origins was discovered in Italy in 2012. The site includes a series of tunnels extending deep into the ground, with carved stairs leading to other tunnels and pyramidal structures. Dating back to before 1000 BC, the vault represents a fascinating archaeological find. (Source)
As they started digging, David B. George of the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm and a co-director of the excavation Claudio Bizzarri of the Parco Archeologico Ambientale dell’Orvietano noted that the cave’s walls were tapered up in a pyramidal fashion. Intriguingly, a series of tunnels, again of Etruscan construction, ran underneath the wine cellar hinting to the possibility of deeper undiscovered structures below.
In Bam village of Esfarayen county in northeast Iran, a routine road construction project has led to an exciting discovery of a vast network of underground corridors linked to the nearby fortress of Shahr-e Belqeys (City of Belqeys). The discovery was made by workers laying a road in 2022, who stumbled upon this precious heritage from a different spot after access was blocked by the local cultural heritage directorate last year to protect it. (Source)
The expert at the Belqeys archaeological site confirmed that the total length of the corridors was 18 kilometers (11 miles), and that a bathroom and a mill were located along the extent. However, these have not been opened yet, and experts are yet to examine them.
Across different continents, myths and legends tell of ancient gods building vast underground cities to protect themselves from events on the surface. These legends may offer a clue to the origins and purposes of the thousands of tunnels, caves, and underground cities found worldwide. However, further research and exploration are necessary to unravel the mysteries of these underground networks.