Troglodyte village in IRAN 700 years old – In northwest Iran at the foot of Mount Sahand in Kandovan, The villagers live in cave homes carved out from the volcanic rock.
The age of some houses is more than 700 years.
Located in the province of East Azerbaijan, the town’s geological foundations come thanks to ash and debris deposited from the now-dormant Mount Sahand volcano, which blew its top 11,000 years ago.
But people wouldn’t get interested in burrowing into these structures until the Mongolian army invaded 10,300 years later. The threat of violent invasion from these nomadic warriors made hiding out in remote caves attractive.