Derweze, Turkmenistan…

The Door to Hell

The Door to Hell

Where in 1971 Soviet scientists set fire to a methane deposit exposed during a collapse when drilling for natural gas. Expecting the fire to last a few days, it has burned for more than 40 years.


NB: I have posted this on the original Tomus Arcanum long since lost, but it is so fascinating that I thought a revisit worthwhile