‘Gate to Hell’ discovered in Turkey
Italian archaeologists have announced the discovery of Pluto’s Gate amongst ruins in southwestern Turkey.
The gate was said to be a portal to the underworld and was located in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis. Records tell of a cave filled with deadly vapors that meant certain death to anyone who stepped inside. “This space is full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground,” wrote the Greek geographer Strabo in around 24 AD. “Any animal that passes inside meets instant death. I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell.”[More]