‘Gate to Hell’ discovered in Turkey

 

 

‘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]