There are a large number of, tunnels that stretch across the whole territory of Europe but archaeologists have recently discovered one of the most advanced and knowledgeable underground tunnel. The amazing thing about this tunnel is the fact that it is 12,000 years old and this finding has simply shocked scientists these days.
No one is really certain for what reason the people who lived 12,000 years ago started digging huge tunnels to connect continents, but they are certainly impressive.
The tunnels were found spreading from Turkey to Scotland, with a length of 2,798.3 miles, and researches are still shocked about the discovery.
Scholars have asked the questions whether these tunnels were used for religious purposes or as tombs. Or have the ancient people dug these tunnels as a safeguard from possible catastrophes?
Archaeologist Dr. Heinrich Kush from Germany thinks that the found tunnels were used as modern-day highways enabling the ancient people to travel. The mind-blowing fact about these tunnels is that they still exist across whole Europe.
Dr. Kush explains how there were numerous tunnels like these across whole Europe, there were thousands of these tunnels – from the Mediterranean up to northern Scotland. The tunnels are interspersed with nooks, at certain locations, it’s larger, and there is seating, or storage chambers and rooms. They do not all link up but seen all together they represent an enormous underground network.
There are still no accurate explanations for these tunnels that satisfy the curiosity of academics. These underground tunnels were built in such fashion to enable the pathway to historic religious objects and cemeteries. It is obvious that they were built by people who knew exactly why they were making these tunnels.
Scientists have also mentioned that such a vast tunnel construction is for the people of the past to protect themselves from possible dangers of the outside world and move freely in time of war. The tunnels represent an entire world under the world. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
The found tunnels only prove that ancient people were not only focused in hunting, but were also interested in engineering and have been doing it for many, many years.