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Pluto's Gate Uncovered in Turkey

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.

Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition.

Historic sources located the site in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and described the opening as filled with lethal mephitic vapors.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

You step inside and die.

I can see why it was considered to be the gateway to the afterlife.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

So, I have only to travel to Turkey when going to Hell.

Nice to know. :yes:

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Is this for real? Anyone step in and come out to talk
about it?Now THAT would be news!!!

Edited by rpclennon, 31 March 2013 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

oooo i wanta go that way next time some one b****es  that their life is a liveing hell i can sum thing real to compaire the experence too

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

April fools is tomorrow.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

PETA will be out for blood when they hear about those sparrows...

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

PETA allows the death of many animals. lol....

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Bugger me, I was just there 3 years ago...

That said, amazing area in general. The history is just mind boggling.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:00 PM


Lake Averno - the original gate to hell. (Although, interestingly, it does not seem to be related to the word Inferno.)


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Send in a rover with a camera, id like to see how many catholic priests made it in.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

I might open a Kabab stall, as you wouldn't be short of customers.  :devil:

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

@ HuntrSThompsun, bahaaha yes

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

this is not a gates to hell. It's just some stupid cave that is full of carbon dioxide. Probably from a lava deep inside the cave. Once again it's all bull, all write up stories, no pictures, no clear and professional investigations, no videos. And for some reason, some members of the public, keeps falling for these kind of stories

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:24 PM

You know, I can kinda see this off a back road in Florida: "See! the entrance to the Seminole underworld!"

Did they have tourists and tourist traps back then?

Edited by PersonFromPorlock, 31 March 2013 - 11:25 PM.

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