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Mazi Underground Settlement
Mazi Underground Settlement
Mazi, in ancient times named “Mazata”, located 18 km south of Urgup and 10 km east of Kaymakli Underground City. There are rock tombs dating back to the Early Roman Era on the steep slopes of the valley, where on the plateau there are numberless tombs dating back to the Byzantine Period.

The city was dug out on the west slope of the village, which lies in the steep valley. There are four entrances in different sites and the main entrance is a corridor made from rough-hewn stones.

The stables are places with columns, located opposite to the entrance. The stables here cover a large area of the underground settlement are the same as the others. However, there is a channel, hollowed out of rock in the middle of one of the stables is a characteristic that makes this underground settlement diverse from the other. Lots of stables show that many animals were raised, and therefore the people had a high economic standard. They used the joint between the stables as a winery. There is a hole on the ceiling made of rubble stone used to drop grapes.

There is also a short passage starting from the stables that leads to the church. A millstone door can close the entrance to this place. The apse here (unlike the church in the Kaymakli Underground City) was hollowed out at the end of the long side and its facade was decked with carvings.