Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Derinkuyu, or: the allure of the underground city

Manhattan will be gone, Los Angeles gone, Cape Canaveral flooded and covered with seaweed, London dissolving into post-Britannic muck, the Great Wall of China merely an undetectable line of minerals blowing across an abandoned landscape -- but there, beneath the porous surface of Turkey, carved directly into tuff, there will still be underground cities.

(Via Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society.)

Similar dwellings may exist on Mars, architectural fossils of an era predating some planet-wide catastrophe.

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