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The Odessa #Catacombs likely date back to the 1600s and don't look like the ones in #Paris

The City of #Odessa in #Ukraine is home to more than one million people. It is also where you will find the Odessa Catacombs: a maze of underground tunnels that makes up a distance of approximately 2,500 kilometers. Amazingly, these underground tunnels make up a large network that is hidden beneath the city. They were developed over a long period of time taking almost two hundred years to come to the level of completion you see today.
They quickly became the preferred hideout of rebels, criminals, and eccentrics.

During WWII although the Soviets had been forced out of the city they left behind dozens of soviet-organized Ukrainian rebel groups hidden below the city in the expansive catacombs.

&Rob 2014-03-07 23:54:54