|Gateway to Hell in Turkey|
Historic sources located the "gate to hell" site in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, which is now known as Pamukkale. The opening of the gate to hell in Turkey was described as filled with lethal mephitic vapors. The Hellenistic city of Hierapolis grew into a flourishing Roman city complete with a theater, temples, and a popular sacred hot springs that was believed to have healing properties.
At a conference on Italian archaeology in Istanbul, Turkey in March, the finding was made by a team led by professor Francesco D'Andria. He is a professort of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.
D'Andria told Discovery News that he and his team are currently working on the digital reconstruction of the site known as the gate to hell in Turkey.