Inspiration board for my book Thief's Cunning (HarperTeen 2017)
Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the front pair of which may be quite long. Large and stout, it ranges in total length (body + tail) from 72 to 107 cm.
Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia region 18 miles from Nevsehir,Turkey. It is one of over 200 underground cities discovered in the region, but it is notable for being the biggest and the deepest. With 11 floors & depth of 85m, this ancient city can accommodate anywhere between 3k - 50k people. First excavated during the Hittite times,it was expanded over the centuries, connecting with other underground cities via tunnels. It was a hiding place from marauding armies seeking loot and slaves.