Discovery News reports that Italian scientists have found an ancient “Gate to Hell” that spews poisonous gasses in Turkey.
Professor of archaeology at the University of Salento, Francesco D’Andria says he used ancient mythology to locate the legendary portal to the underworld, known as Pluto’s Gate.
“We found the Plutonium by reconstructing the route to the springs which produce the famous white travertine terraces originating from this cave.”
Fumes emanating from a cave below the site release deadly fumes, and includes ancient Greek columns with inscriptions to Pluto and Kore, gods of the underworld. Above you can see a digital reconstruction of what the ancient site looked like.
Now we know where the apocalypse is going to start when there’s no more room in hell.