Erdstall Tunnels Do Not Reach From Scotland to Turkey, Contrary to Rumor

September 18, 2016

The Internet is a big treasure, but sometimes it spreads much a lot of false information like one recent rumor which came up that claims that the Erdstall tunnels run to Turkey from Scotland.

Many important websites shared that the tunnels, which are mysterious underground passages, reach from Scotland to Turkey, but the truth is much different. However, there is no evidence about it, even in Ottoman records.

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The Erdstall tunnels are amazing structures, and impressive. Whenever the researchers discover a new one, discussion continues that the mysterious tunnels may be connected all over. It is quite exciting when you are reading, and the titles are mostly very attractive, but if we believe they are all connected to each other, we should think twice and dig into the subject.

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Erdstall tunnels comprise multiple unconnected passageways through Germany, Austria, France, Ireland and Scotland, and the story probably originates from an article published in Der Spiegel in 2011 about the mysterious tunnels which references to research of the German prehistorian Heinrich Kusch. He told in his book that the tunnels were built 5000 years ago. Not 12,000, like originally thought

“A few radiocarbon dating analyses have also been performed, and they indicate that the galleries date back to the 10th to the 13th century. Bits of charcoal recovered from the Erdstall tunnels in Höcherlmühle date back to the period between 950 and 1050 A.D.”

We read many interesting things and watch documentaries about the underground cities of places like Paris, Istanbul, or Cappadocia but they are all spread around 20 different countries, very different places. Some of them are really famous and have become touristic places, having dozens of visitors like the Barry Troglodyte Village, which is a small complex of homes built underground in the south of France and people have lived there for hundreds of years. One is under the Giza Pyramid called Metropolis or City of Gods. There are many underground cities and tunnels in Iran and Poland as well.

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Even Turkey is a home to many underground cities in the middle of the country in places like Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Aksaray, Kayseri, and Konya. Some of them are even proven to be connected to each other. Most of them are multiple layered and were mostly used as shelters, or even as fridges. The scientists say that they were also used as secret ways to hide from enemies in war times.

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However, there is not any kind of proof that the underground tunnels reach to Anatolia. Even in Ottoman records, there is no written information about the Erdstall tunnels of Europe.

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If you are into the subject and learn about ancient man-made tunnels, underground civilizations and discoveries, you can watch the documentary here;

If you want to learn about the mysterious tunnels and hidden treasures of Istanbul you can watch the documentary below and can get further information.

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Via: Snopes