What Places are Forbidden to Visit?

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.
Bohemian Grove
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…
Javari Reserve
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.

What are The Historical Treasures Destroyed in The Middle East?

Monuments, temples, mosques, and towers are finally lost after being protected for hundreds of years. A true archaeological disaster that has taken a lot of valuable information from our history. In this time we will talk about some of those valuable treasures that are completely lost.

Nimrud was the first Assyrian capital, founded 3,200 years ago. The Assyrian Empire stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea and Nimrud’s rich decoration reflected the empire’s power and wealth. The King’s palace was adorned with ivory and stone reliefs, which showed the king hunting, fighting and taking part in religious rituals. The site was excavated beginning in the 1840s by British archaeologists, who sent dozens of its massive stone sculptures to museums around the world, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum in London. But a large number of relics and statues still remained in their original locations when in 2015, the group destroyed the city using a combination of explosives and bulldozers. UNESCO condemned the attack as a “crime.” The site itself is massive: An earthen wall surrounds 890 acres. The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says they bulldozed parts of the site, but the extent of the damage isn’t yet clear. Some of the city was never uncovered and remains underground, hopefully protected and preserved for future generations. They are now considered to be the wealthiest organization in the world, with $2.2 billion in assets. While bank robberies have recently gained the group millions, they have also raked in massive profits from the billion-dollar black market in ancient artifacts.

Assyrian Lion Statues
Originally from the Arslan Tash archaeological site near Aleppo in Syria, they’d been moved to Raqqa city center in the 1980s. They were meant as protective spirits. The statues date to the 8th century and were seated at the entrance gate of Arslan Tash, which was conquered by the Assyrians in 9th century BC. You can see how they once stood as the entrance to the gardens and how they were maliciously destroyed and turned into rubble.
Known damage: Destroyed by bulldozer

The winged bulls at Nineveh
Ancient Assyria was one of the first true empires, expanding aggressively across the Middle East and controlling a vast stretch of the ancient world between 900 and 600 B.C. At one point, Nineveh was the largest city in the world. The huge statues of winged bulls with human heads at the gates of Assyrian palaces are among the most iconic symbols of ancient Mesopotamia. Known as lamassu, these guarded a principal gateway to the ancient Assyrian capital of Nineveh for nearly 3000 years until its face was blasted away with a power drill. Nineveh was one of the most important cultural centers in the ancient world and played a huge role in developing human civilization. While there are other lamassu in museums around the world it is extremely rare to see them in their original location where they have existed for thousands of years.

Mosque of The Prophet Younis (Jonah’s Tomb)
Located in Mosul, Iraq, near the walls of Nineveh, the Mosque of the Prophet Yunus was dedicated to the biblical figure Jonah, considered a prophet by many Muslims. It is believed to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale in stories from both the Bible and the Koran. It was built on an archaeological site dating back to the 8th century BC and a layer cake of history, built on top of a Christian church that in turn had been built on one of the two mounds that made up the Assyrian city of Nineveh. It attracted religious pilgrims from multiple faiths around the world. But the group adheres to an extreme interpretation of Islam that sees veneration of prophets like Jonah as forbidden. On July 24, 2015, fighters evacuated the mosque and demolished it with explosives.

Mosul Library and Museum
Reports of looting at Mosul’s libraries and universities began to surface almost as soon as they occupied the city last summer. Centuries-old manuscripts were stolen, and thousands of books disappeared into the shadowy international art market. Mosul University’s library was burned in December 2014. In late February 2015, the campaign escalated and  Mosul’s central public library was rigged with explosives and razed, together with thousands of manuscripts and instruments used by Arab scientists.
Around the same time, they released a video showing fighters rampaging through the Mosul Museum, toppling statues and smashing others with hammers. The Mosul Museum is Iraq’s 2nd largest museum after the Iraq museum and houses relics from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hatra.

MYSTERIOUS Things Found In The Jungles of Southern and Central America!

This is just f´n crazy! Jungles are great places to hide ancient cultures. There are some of the most un expected, unreal but reall stuff found hidden in jungles.

“The Lost City of Giants
Deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, explorers discovered a lost city in 2012. However, it certainly wasn’t any normal ancient city. It is known as the “Lost City of Giants.”
According to reports, upon arrival, the explorers found a set of massive structures, the largest being a 79-meter-tall by 79-meter-wide (260 ft x 260 ft) pyramid of unusual shape. At the top of the pyramid is a flat, polished stone, believed to have been a sacrificial altar. The magnitude of these buildings is what gives the city its name and leads many archaeologists to believe that giants did build and inhabit the city, although many others remain skeptical on that point. What makes this discovery even more peculiar is not just the buildings themselves but also the tools and artifacts found there. Many oversized, manufactured tools were said to have been discovered, allegedly so big that it would be impossible for humans to use them. The team that discovered the city believes that the tools are a crucial piece of evidence that in the distant past, giants once walked the Earth.

The Maricoxi are essentially the sasquatches of South America. They are reported to be huge, ape-like beings that can stand up to 3.7 meters (12 ft) tall. Although they appear primitive, they’re said to be fairly intelligent, wielding bows and arrows and even living in villages.

According to British explorer Colonel Percival H. Fawcett, who allegedly encountered the creatures while mapping out the jungles of South America in 1914, they were extremely hairy and lived north of a tribe called the Maxubi. They could only speak in grunts and were extremely hostile toward humans. In the colonel’s book, Lost Trails, Lost Cities, he describes how he and his men were nearly attacked by the beasts when they got close to their village. However, they were able to keep the beasts away by firing their guns into the ground by the creatures’ feet, sending them running in terror.
In 1925, Fawcett disappeared along with all his men while on an expedition to find a lost city. Theories suggest that they were killed by local tribes or died of starvation. However, some say they were killed by the Maricoxi, although there is no evidence to back this up.

Boiling River
When he was only a boy, Andrés Ruzo, a geophysicist, heard a legend from his grandfather. This legend was about how the conquistadors went in search of El Dorado, the city of gold, deep in the Amazonian jungles. The fortunate few survivors of the expedition returned with all sorts of stories, ranging from man-eating snakes, jungle people with poison darts, trees bigger than they’d ever seen, and a boiling river capable of instantly killing anyone who would fall in its waters.
This story remained with Ruzo into his adulthood.

For his Ph.D., he decided to make Peru’s first detailed geothermal map. Boiling streams do exist. They are located near volcanoes or other geothermal hotspots. The Amazonian basin is nowhere near such places, and the existence of a boiling river would be next to impossible. However, as fate would have it, his aunt, of all people, was familiar with the boiling river. Not only had she been there before, but she was friends with the river shaman’s wife.
She took Ruzo there, some 440 miles away from any volcanoes, and deep within the Peruvian jungle. The river itself is about 82 feet wide and 20 feet deep in some places, and for a distance of about 4 miles, its waters are close to boiling point. This site is known as Mayantuyacu and is considered sacred by the natives. They use its waters for everything from cooking, brewing tea, or washing.
Because Mayantuyacu is nowhere near a volcano, there isn’t a simple answer as to where the heat comes from. The best explanation so far is that this water comes from far away, as far as the glaciers high up in the Andes Mountains. Then it goes through an immense network of fissures within the mountains themselves, then deep underground where it’s heated, only to come back out in this place, making this stretch of the river boil.

The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
Ever since the late 1930s, people have been discovering strange stone spheres scattered all across southern Costa Rica. In order to make room for banana plantations, farmers began clearing the jungle only to come across these round balls ranging in size from only a few inches to over 6.6 feet in diameter and weighing in as much as 15 tons.”