Özkonak was discovered in 1972 by a local farmer named Latif Acar, who was curious about where his excess crop water was disappearing to. Latif discovered an underground room which, when later excavated, revealed a whole city which could house an incredible 60,000 people for up to three months. Although only four floors are now open, the complex contains a total of ten floors, to a depth of 40m.
Unlike the other underground cities in this area, there were holes above the tunnels used for dumping hot oil on the enemy. Just like Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu, Özkonak has a water well, ventilation system, winery and moving stone doors.
Jury acquits man in kidnapping, rape of 2 teen girls in underground room Jury acquits South Carolina man of sexually assaulting girls in dungeon.(Front)
Apr 24, 2007; Byline: MEG KINNARD DARLINGTON, S.C. -- By MEG KINNARD The Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. - A jury acquitted a convicted sex...