Which Place Has The Most Fascinating Historical Stories Behind It?

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It’s not just people who sometimes have surprising twists and turns in their backstories. Places—whether just a location, a house, or a building—also can lead complicated lives. We want to know about the locations near you (or even a place not so near that you’ve visited) with the most interesting histories.

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Tell us in the comments where the place is, what it’s like today, and about how it once was (along with any particularly unsuspected historical stories). Show us a picture too, either then, now, or both.

Image: The Red Fort /Jpatokal.

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TorchyBlane

I’ve always been interested in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, going back (this is embarrassing) to a Young Indiana Jones novel I read when I was a kid. Underground cities rule.