Italian archaeologists have discovered what they believed to be the remains of an ancient cave that was the entrance to the underworld in Greek and Roman legends.

Working at the World Heritage Site of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey, Francesco D’Andria of the Italian University of Salento and his team found a cave featuring Ionic semi columns with inscriptions dedicated to Pluto and Kore, the underworld’s deities.

Click here to read more on my latest story “‘Gate to Hell’ unearthed among Turkey’s ancient ruins” in The Christian Science Monitor.

Gate to Hell