‘Eternal flames’ of ancient times could spark interest of modern geologists

18 mayo 2015

Gas and oil seeps have been part of religious and cultural practices for thousands of years. Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise to legends surrounding the Delphi Oracle, Chimaera fires and «eternal flames» that were central to ancient religious practices – from Indonesia and Iran to Italy and Azerbaijan.