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Archaeologists uncover ancient 'gate to hell' in Turkey
MSN News ^ | 4/2/13 | MSNNews

Posted on 04/02/2013 12:51:11 PM PDT by illiac

An ancient cave known as the 'gate to hell' in Greco-Roman mythology has reportedly been discovered in southwestern Turkey.

The ruins of the "gate to hell," an ancient cave to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, have been discovered in Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.

The cave, also known as Pluto's Gate, was uncovered in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now known as the city of Pamukkale, in southwestern Turkey.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: anatolia; archaeology; chat; godsgravesglyphs; mythology; pluto; religion; turkey
And all this time I thought it was in Washington, D.C....
1 posted on 04/02/2013 12:51:11 PM PDT by illiac
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2 posted on 04/02/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: illiac

Another place to go check out the next time I’m in Turkey. Along with Göbekli Tepi and Çatalhöyük. There’s a lot of fascinating stuff there, but sadly, a lot of tourists never venture out of Istanbul.

Troy is awesome.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: illiac

So that’s how the Muslims got up here. Someone left the gate open.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 12:55:17 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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5 posted on 04/02/2013 12:56:23 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I love Turkey, all of it is beautiful.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 12:56:37 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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Remember ALL of the Churches in Revelation are in Present Day Turkey.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: kabumpo
Yes it is.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 12:59:37 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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It is, very much so. I’ve been there three times in the past, most recently in early 2010, and always had an enjoyable time.

In 2010, I stayed in Konya. A bit cool, of course, it was January, but still nice. The tomb of Rumi is quite the attraction.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 1:02:29 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: KC_Lion

I once lived in Bakersfield, and noted that some said it was hotter than hell and also colder than hell.

Since I had become acclimated to the local weather, I said that when I die I would be thoroughly ready, if I went there.

Unless I return to my old ways, I don’t plan on spending any time in either place.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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to many satan worshipers there.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 1:11:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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There are at least two other locations in the Middle East that are purported to be the entrance (or exit) to Hades, or “the Abyss”. One is in the caverns of Caesarea Philippi in northern Israel at Banias, and the other is on Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to legend, when the builders of the first Temple tried to remove the rock that seals the entrance, the shrieking of the damned was heard, and the stone was quickly replaced. This place is now located under the Dome of the Rock.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 1:17:26 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGW Ping


13 posted on 04/02/2013 1:24:56 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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Only the eunuchs of Cybele, an ancient fertility goddess, were able to enter the “gate to hell” unscathed, according to mythology.
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They should send Boehner and Mitch McConnell to explore the place, I am sure neither would be injured.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 1:30:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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15 posted on 04/02/2013 1:35:48 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: US Navy Vet

Fascinating, thanks for reminding me.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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Is Turkey safe for tourists to travel around in?

Some time back there was a thread that had to do with Turkey and one of the posters claimed that if you got away from the major tourist sites and went into small out-of-the-way places, the people hated Westerners (as if it might be risky to visit such places).

I've never been to Turkey although there are a number of places I would like to visit. I've also heard people speak well of the Turks to the effect that they are friendly and welcoming to tourists.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 3:44:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: illiac

Might be a good place to look for comrade obama’s BC.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 5:06:21 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: BBell; NYer; a fool in paradise; Beowulf; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks BBell. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: illiac

I like Hierapolis. It’s got great ruins and isn’t far from Laodicea.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 9:38:23 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: illiac

So, not one of my ex-wives. Great.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 11:25:32 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: KC_Lion

Gobble Gobble.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 1:01:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Many reports of Christian persecution over the past decade. The types of incidents are more consistent with demon possession than simple religious fervor. Until they return to God through faith in Christ, they will foster more evil.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 1:08:45 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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