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'Gate to Hell' guardians recovered in Turkey
Signs of the Times ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rossella Lorenzi

Posted on 11/24/2013 6:05:13 PM PST by Carbonsteel

Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the "Gate to Hell" -- two unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale.

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. It was discovered in March by a team led by Francesco D'Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: gatetohell; godsgravesglyphs; hell; hierapolis; kingmidas; midas; pamukkale; phrygia; phrygians; ploutonion; plutonium; plutosgate; statues; turkey
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1 posted on 11/24/2013 6:05:13 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

They will go well with the new hand-basket I find myself in.


2 posted on 11/24/2013 6:06:48 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Carbonsteel

Perhaps Obama and Pelosi could do some additional field research.


3 posted on 11/24/2013 6:08:49 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Carbonsteel

They know it was Pluto because he was a dog and he was wearing pants.


4 posted on 11/24/2013 6:09:15 PM PST by DManA (rs Jus)
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To: Carbonsteel; SunkenCiv
"This space is full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death," the Greek geographer Strabo (64-63 B.C. to about 24 A.D.) wrote about the site.

"I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell," he added.

I'll take "Early White Hut Tours" for $1000, Alex.

5 posted on 11/24/2013 6:11:22 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Carbonsteel

They didn’t do a very good job.

Obama still got out.


6 posted on 11/24/2013 6:18:18 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Carbonsteel

Phrygian sounds cold


7 posted on 11/24/2013 6:19:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Hardraade

I’d guess it wasn’t the Turkish gate.

I know this is gallows humor. But hell will be a laughing stock to heaven. Ps 2:4.


8 posted on 11/24/2013 6:19:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This came to mind when I first heard of this last March, shortly after the Russian meteorite in February:

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.” Revelation 9: 1-2


9 posted on 11/24/2013 6:20:54 PM PST by captmar-vell
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To: DManA

The doglike Goofy character wore pants and that might be what you’re thinking about. Pluto, as far as can be seen in the cartoons I can bring up in a quick internet search, was just a dog and had no clothes.


10 posted on 11/24/2013 6:22:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well, jump OUT of it!


11 posted on 11/24/2013 6:23:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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12 posted on 11/24/2013 6:24:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Ezekiel

This sounds like natural methane emissions concentrated to the point of asphyxiation. Birds would be quite sensitive to that in particular.

Nobody thought of tossing a burning object inside? (Hold my ancient ale and watch this!)


13 posted on 11/24/2013 6:25:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Not good.
First they find the gates.
Then they dig out the cave.
Then all Hell breaks loose.


14 posted on 11/24/2013 6:27:53 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Carbonsteel

Turkey has been good at excavating and preserving its archaeological treasures. Some of that is probably due to Ataturk’s secularization efforts.


15 posted on 11/24/2013 6:49:29 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Carbonsteel

Spent some time in that region, back in the day. Explored around Hierapolis for a couple of days. Spent the evenings in a mountain-side resort hotel (per the Turkish guide) in Pamukkale. Quite nice, at the time. Very quiet, nice mineral hot spring pool, cold Efes.

Brings back a nice memory. Of course, nothing about the gates of Hell.


16 posted on 11/24/2013 7:01:56 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Wasn’t this featured in the movie “exorcist”?


17 posted on 11/24/2013 7:01:58 PM PST by Wanderer99
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To: Carbonsteel; SunkenCiv; Revolting cat!
"That's the first cab driver who went right where I told him to go!" < /Hellzapoppin >


18 posted on 11/24/2013 7:02:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Some brilliant sorts decided to try that and burn off gas around a mining pit a while back...this was the result
19 posted on 11/24/2013 7:23:07 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good for their tourist industry.


20 posted on 11/24/2013 7:23:41 PM PST by Ciexyz
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