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A “portal to the underworld”, the ancient Roman mystery that was solved by scientists


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Ruins of the city of Hierapolis where the remains of the sanctuary of Plutonium are located

In Pamukkale, in western Turkey, a huge white rock formation rises above the surrounding plain.

The mountain falls in the form of petrified waterfalls to the bottom of the valley, filling it with stalactites and pools of sparkling turquoise water.

These rock formations are called travertines, slowly created limestone cliffs for 400,000 years by the bubbling of mineral springs.

In its formation process, the water degasses as it flows down the slope, leaving a large deposit of bright white calcium carbonate almost 3 kilometers long and 160 meters high.

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