What: The gate of hell found in Turkey?


Historic sources has located the site
of the under-world, in the ancient Phrygian city of
Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale,
and described the opening
as filled with lethal
mephitic vapours
.
The opening, Known as Pluto’s
Gate
was celebrated as the portal to
the
underworld
in Greco-Roman
mythology
and tradition.
In a report,
Pluto’s Gate Uncovered in Turkey, Italian
archaeologists
announced the opening as ‘gate to hell’.

In similar vein, the Greek
geographer, Strabo
(between 64/63 BC
about 24
AD
) wrote, “This space is full of a
vapor so misty and dense that one can
scarcely see the ground. Any animal that
passes inside meets
instant death.


“I threw in
sparrows and they immediately breathed their last
and fell”
.
The discovery
was made by a team led by
Francesco
D’Andria
, professor of classic
archaeology
at the
University of Salento. D’Andria has conducted extensive archaeological research at the World Heritage Site of Hierapolistwo years ago, where he
claimed to have discovered the tomb of Saint Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ.
Hierapolis was founded by Eumenes
II
, King of Pergamum.
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