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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sott.net ...


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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To: Carbonsteel

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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To: Carbonsteel

Who’s standing at the gate’s doors, 0Bama?


21 posted on 11/24/2013 8:19:07 PM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Wanderer99

I was thinking, “The Gate” about the kids who dig a
hole in their back yard that opens to hell.
Pretty kewl movie.


22 posted on 11/24/2013 8:31:52 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DannyTN

Hadals will come pouring out...


23 posted on 11/24/2013 8:42:47 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: DannyTN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Descent_%28novel%29


24 posted on 11/24/2013 8:45:14 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: tet68
I'll have to check that one out. sounds pretty interesting.

I mentioned the exorcist because a stone idol was shown in the desert at the beginning of the movie. It looked pretty much exactly like the object in this article.
25 posted on 11/24/2013 10:28:50 PM PST by Wanderer99
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To: HiTech RedNeck
No. It is about being neither hot nor cold, but luke warm.
Been there and enjoyed it.
26 posted on 11/24/2013 11:23:10 PM PST by Domangart
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


27 posted on 11/25/2013 12:56:27 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Domangart

Lukewarm is a worldly phenomenon. Christ is saying he’d rather see intense friends or intense enemies in churches. Lukewarm is harder to get to because they think they are somewhere when they are not.


28 posted on 11/25/2013 7:19:12 AM 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: HiTech RedNeck
What they and I were talking about was the pipes. The Romans had built water pipes to the hills and to the hot spring. In his letter to a local church he compared the people with the water. They were both lukewarm. The failed pipes are still there. The city they were talking about and the springs are on a hill that go to the south. To the north are the hills above Ephesus. They removed all the trees from the hill and now they have to go 10 miles from the dock to the new port.
29 posted on 11/25/2013 2:04:30 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Domangart

I suppose it’s possible that the Lord alluded to that plumbing system in John’s letter that we call the book of Revelation. I don’t rule such a thing out, and at the same time Christians should be careful of being gullible for the first plausible seeming explanation of something that comes down the pike, and treating it as dogma. That will quickly get you an accumulation of garbage dogma. “Test everything.”


30 posted on 11/25/2013 2:43:06 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: Ezekiel; a fool in paradise; Sir Francis Dashwood; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks all for the pings!

31 posted on 11/26/2013 5:19:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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32 posted on 11/26/2013 5:22:33 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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Hierapolis-Pamukkale
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/485


33 posted on 11/26/2013 5:22:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This sounds like natural methane emissions

Actually it was co2. I did not know it could be poisonous.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide

Check out the toxicity section.

34 posted on 11/26/2013 5:38:02 PM PST by CodeJockey (Christian, Freeper, Tea Party Member, Bitter Clinger, Creepy White Cracker)
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To: a fool in paradise

What do you suppose they keep in the barrels?


35 posted on 11/26/2013 5:55:26 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
What do you suppose they keep in the barrels?

Have you ever seen Hellzapoppin? It's like a live action "Loony Tune" made in the 1940s (with Shemp, Martha Raye, Slim Galliard, Olsen and Johnson, and others).


36 posted on 11/26/2013 6:02:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lol, I tried to look it up on Netflix but couldn’t locate it. Looks funny.


37 posted on 11/26/2013 6:15:52 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: SunkenCiv; Carbonsteel

Interesting.


38 posted on 11/26/2013 6:20:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sawdring

It was released to DVD in Australia (low budget release, worn print). A better copy came out in England. I think the movie was originally put out by Universal.

You may find it on youtube. I know there are clips. Olsen and Johnson made several movies but I think this is the most over the top one.


39 posted on 11/26/2013 6:21:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Carbonsteel

The true portal to hell is located in Red England...


40 posted on 11/26/2013 6:24:33 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin

The springs at Pamukkale are still a big draw.

The classical-period Greeks appear to have invented tourism, that is, travel for the sake of travel and seeing the sights. But tourist traps arose, and I suspect Pluto’s Gates was one of those.

here’s another:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2760029/posts?page=3#3


41 posted on 11/26/2013 6:31:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks!


42 posted on 11/26/2013 6:35:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Fire_on_High

The same people who decided to blow up a beached whale?


43 posted on 11/26/2013 6:41:59 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: CodeJockey

To suffocate a sparrow quickly, it might need to be more than just a “toxic” level. Perhaps it was a mix of carbonaceous gases. If it had some carbon MONoxide in it, it would rapidly poison any red blooded creature.


44 posted on 11/26/2013 7:17:16 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

LOL!


45 posted on 11/27/2013 9:11:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: MUDDOG

Some of that is probably due to Ataturk’s secularization efforts.

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I was wondering about the funding. Also, I hope these sites are well guarded, as I can see some mohammedans destroying the artifacts. Maybe someone could tell them that their 72 virgins are in the cave.


46 posted on 11/27/2013 9:15:07 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What do you make of this claim in the article?

Indeed, the fumes coming from the depths of Hierapolis’ phreatic groundwater produced hallucinations.

(Other than the apparent redundancy.)


47 posted on 11/27/2013 9:28:41 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red
I just looked at google to see if I could find out who's funding it, but couldn't.

I did gather that in general a lot of funding comes from nonprofit foundations. In the current case, you have to figure the University of Salento picked up some of the bill.

My comment re Ataturk was more to the good attitude of Turkey rather than funding. They were very scrupulous in preserving archaeological remains in their recent construction of the Bosphorus tunnel.

I know what you mean about preserving things from Taliban-types.

48 posted on 11/27/2013 9:33:16 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

My comment re Ataturk was more to the good attitude of Turkey rather than funding.

&&&
Oh, I realize that. It seems that his reforms did do a lot of good there during and after his reign, but I wonder which way things are trending now.


49 posted on 11/27/2013 2:45:15 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: MUDDOG

Do you work for Erdogan and the Turk propaganda machine? Turks have done nothing to preserve - they are the masters of death and destruction.


50 posted on 11/27/2013 5:39:28 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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