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'Gate to hell' discovered in Turkey

Washington, April 1 (ANI): Italian archaeologists have uncovered a "gate to hell" from ruins in southwestern Turkey.

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.

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


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