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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

H is for Hell

Did you know that Italian Archaeologists have found a site in Turkey that they believe to be the 'gate of hell'?

This site is supposed to be the entrance to the Greek Hell run by Hades and his wife and what is interesting is legends said that anyone who entered would die and anyone near would have hallucinations. The Italians noticed birds near by did seem to die, but both of these things have been put down to poisonous gases in the cave.

I always find discoveries like this fascinating as I am curious as to why the Greeks put this area down as the gate of hell, is it simply because of the poisonous gases?


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