The Locals in Uzbekistan call this “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. in uzbekistan. The story of this place now lasts already for a long 35 years.
The story of “door to hell” starts in 1971 with a Russian team of geologists in the search for natural gas. Once the geologists were drilling for gas, suddenly during the drilling they found an underground cavern, it was so big that all of the drilling site with the equipment and camps slipped deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas.
The door to hell in uzbekistan
They came up with a plan, so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole and so decided to ignite it , and since then, it’s burning, for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of gas has been burned all these years but it just seems to be a infinite supply there. Here is a video of the Door to hell
Imagine the gas that could have been mined if some company managed to put a lid on it and started piping the gas for export. The gates of hell could have rned into “the gates of heaven” for somebody
The other gates of hell – The Gates of Hell (French: ”La Porte de l’Enfer”) is a monumental sculptural group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from "The Inferno", the first section ofDante Alighieri‘s Divine Comedy.