Forbidden places on earth I think most of you did not know this but let me tell there is. The Lascaux Caves in France are forbidden because of the prehistoric paintings that over 17,300 years ago were made. Carbon dioxide in human´s breath was considered one of the causes of the initial destruction of the painting, in actual days no one is allowed except scientist that are still studying the paintings but with restriction in time. This is just only one place more details on other interesting places.
The Lascaux Caves, France
The Lascaux Caves in France are famous for their Paleolithic cave paintings. They contain 900 of the perfect surviving examples of Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old and they are mostly images of large animals that lived in the area at the time. After the Second World War, Lascaux was open to the public for several years until 1963. About 1500 people would visit the caves every day, but the carbon dioxide in human breath soon began to damage the prehistoric paintings of the painted cave.
However since 2008, the caves have been completely closed off to the public following an unexplained fungal outbreak, with only a small handful of scientists allowed to enter for just a few days a month in order to study the paintings. There is a waiting list of a couple of years last time I checked. Any human presence in the caves is regarded as potentially destructive. If you are absolutely dying to see these caves I have some good news for you though! The Lascaux caves have been entirely and meticulously reproduced so that everybody can experience these prehistoric masterpieces. Known as Lascaux II, it has the same paintings using the same techniques and pigments.
North Sentinel Island
Located far into the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean, North Sentinel Island is one of the most isolated places on earth. Approximately the size of Manhattan, this remote island is home to the Sentinelese tribe, the most dangerous tribe in the world. Well dangerous if you’re a nosy outsider. North Sentinel island made headlines in 2006 after the tribe murdered two fishermen who had illegally approached the island. After the incident, a 3 mile zone has been imposed around the island, and the Sentinelese have since kept a low profile. The Indian government, who previously tried to establish a relationship with the tribe, have since stopped all attempts to make contact. To this day, very little is known about the tribe. An estimate suggests there are around 300 tribal members but no one knows what goes on deep inside the forest. The Sentinelese have rejected contact with all other people and are among the world’s last communities to remain untouched by modern civilization. After the massive tsunami in 2004, (video clip of tsunami or helicopter) the Sentinelese shot arrows and threw rocks at research helicopters assessing the damage in the area. Even if you wanted to risk a visit, the island is only safe to approach by sea for about two months out of the year. You’ll have to settle for a Google Maps tour.
Every summer for around 150-years this secretive California campground hosts a gathering of the most powerful men in the world. Some of the richest, most powerful men in America, come to this campsite for two weeks to drink, play pranks on each other, and exchange secret conversations about business and government matters. You must be a member of the Bohemian Club to gain entry into the camp, but there have been a few infiltrators that have managed to sneak in. Among them were Texas-based filmmaker Alex Jones, who entered with a group and a hidden camera, and Vanity Fair editor Alex Shoumatoff, who was arrested for trespassing in 2008. Members include Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Other famous people include Mark Twain, William Randolph Hearst, Clint Eastwood and members of the Rockefeller family. To join the Bohemian Club, first you have to know the other members, have an Ivy League education, sign up for the 15 year waiting list, then pay an initial $25,000 fee, and an annual fee of $5,000. And be a man. Bohemian Grove is heavily guarded throughout the year and especially during the summer. Suspicious? I think so…
The Javari Valley Indigenous Reserve is a sprawling rain forest reserve half the size of Florida located in Brazil. It is home to the largest concentration of uncontacted tribes in the entire world. These tribes are highly susceptible to communicable diseases and to cultural dislocation that could be caused by contact with the outside world. In 2011, officials from Brazil’s Indian affairs agency, FUNAI, said they confirmed the existence of a previously unknown indigenous group in the reserve.