Evidence of tunnels across Europe from Scotland to Turkey has been found under hundreds of Neolithic settlements. The fact that so many tunnels have survived after 12,000 years shows that the original network must have been enormous.
In the book Secrets Of The Underground Door To An Ancient World (German title: Tore zur Unterwelt) German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kush states that evidence of huge underground tunnels has been found under dozens of Neolithic settlements all over the European continent. According to Dr Kusch, the fact that many of these tunnels still exist today, after 12,000 years indicates that the tunnels must have been both complex and huge in size.
“Across Europe there were thousands of them says Dr Kusch,” in Germany we have discovered hundreds of meters of underground tunnels. In Austria we have found hundreds more. These underground tunnels can be found everywhere across Europe and there are thousands of them.” Said the German archaeologist.
Some experts believe the network built by Stone Age men was a way of protecting man from predators while others suggest the idea that the linked tunnels were used like motorways are today, for people to travel safely regardless of wars or violence or even weather above ground. They could be described as a kind of ancient underground superhighway. But some researchers think the tunnels can be seen as a gateway to the underworld.
While many believe Stone Age humans were primitive, incredible discoveries such as the 12,000 year-old temple called Göbekli Tepe in Turkey and Stonehenge in England – which demonstrate advanced astronomical knowledge – indicate that they were not as primitive as many believe. However, at this stage scientists are only able to guess, as the tunnels have not yet revealed all their secrets of the past.