After weeks of digging, scientists uncovered a massively intricate ant colony underground, complete with tunnels, highways, gardens, pits, large assembly rooms, smaller rooms designated for waste, and a ventilation system for air circulation throughout the city.

The study surmised that the ants who once occupied the abandoned colony preplanned the masterpiece before moving at least 50 tons of dirt to create it. Upon making their discovery, the scientists pumped 10 tons of cement underground to help them outline every trace of the gigantic “ant city.”