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(Scroll down for video) If you ever wanted to visit hell on this world without dying well, now you can.
It sounds like something out of a horror movie. However, Italian scientists said that they discovered the "Door to Hell". The scientist claim that this is the real deal with poisonous fumes and all.
The announcement of the discovery of the gate of Pluto or Plutonium in Latin, at an archeology conference in Turkey last month, was recently reported by a U.S. national news station. Francesco D'Andria, professor of classical archeology at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, who has been excavating the ancient Greco-Roman World Heritage Site of Hierapolis for years, led the research team.
D'Andria told the television news station that ancient mythology was used as a guide to locate the legendary portal to the underworld. "We found the plutonium by reconstructing the path of a thermal spring," the scientist said.
This is not something new, scientists said. Strabo, in 64 BC wrote: "This space is filled with a mist so thick and foggy you can barely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets its instant death."
The portal to the underworld seems unhealthy today. The professor said: "We could see the lethal properties of the cave during the excavation. Several birds were killed as they tried to approach the hot opening. They were instantly killed by carbon dioxide gas."
“People love to jump to mystical conclusions. It is important to study all the facts before calling something the ‘gate of hell,’” Charles Applewhite, 71, an expert in archaeology in London, England told YourJewishNews.com.
Surprisingly, this is not the first entrance to the underworld which was found in the world. In the Karakum desert, a fire pit has inspired visitors to Derweze in Turkmenistan and on the internet.
Geologists drilling in the area found a cavern of natural gas. Hoping to burn the gas, they set it on fire. The flames are still burning, leading people to believe that the site is the "gate to hell.”Mobile video not loading? Click here to view