Complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Age 17,300 years these figures. They consist mainly of images of large animals, most of whom lived in the area during the Paleolithic.
Whatever the curious traveler you are, you will not be allowed there. The caves were closed to the public in 1963, as in recent years, are threatened by unexplained, and only partially controlled, fungal invasions. Any human presence in the caves considered potentially devastating. As a rule, there comes a guard once a week for a few minutes.
2. Island Povegliya
A small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian lagoon in northern Italy. For centuries Povegliya was a refuge, a place of exile, and the dumping ground for morbidity and mortality.
In 1348, the bubonic plague overtook Venice, and like many other small islands became a colony Povegliya quarantine. Fearing the rampant spread of disease, Venice exiled to many people with symptoms of the disease. In the center of the island of dead and dying were burned on huge pyres. These fires were resumed again in 1630, when the Black Death swept through the city again.
In the 20th century the island was again used as a quarantine station, but in 1922, the existing buildings were converted into a hospital for the mentally ill. It was not until 1968, while the hospital is not closed, and the island again became uninhabited. The island is famous legends about ghosts – victims of the plague, as well as the crazy doctor’s psychiatric hospital, who allegedly tortured patients.
Today the island is closed to locals and tourists. In recent years, the Italian construction crews tried to restore the old hospital building, but suddenly stopped without any reason.
3. Secret Archives of the Vatican
Secret archives located in the Vatican, is the central repository for all actions set forth by the Holy See. Entrance to the building is adjacent to the Archives of the Vatican Library from Piazza San Pietro. Archives also contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books and many other documents which the church has accumulated over the centuries. In the 17th century, under the orders of Pope Paul V, the secret archives were separated from the Vatican Library, where scientists have very limited access, and remained absolutely closed to outsiders until 1881, when Pope Leo XIII opened them to researchers.
Use of the word “secret” in the title “Vatican secret archives” does not represent the present value of privacy. Its value is closer to the word “private”, indicating that the files – the personal property of the Pope and do not belong to any particular department of the Roman Curia or the Holy See.
In other words, you can consider any document you wish to be, because the archives are not secret despite their name. However, you can not enter the archive. You must apply for the document and give it to you.
The only documents that you do not get access to those who have not yet turned 75 years old (in order to protect the public and diplomatic information).
4. Shrine of Our Lady Mary of Zion
Shrine of Our Lady Mary of Zion is in Ethiopia. They will not let you go because of the fact that the church is claimed is one of the most important biblical sites, the original Ark of the Covenant, which is believed, came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, after he visited his father King Solomon.
Because holiness and relevance of the ark, only specially chosen monk has the privilege to enter into the temple, and no one else has the right to even come close.
5. Educational Museum Jiangsu National Security
Educational Museum of National Security of Jiangsu in China is home to top-secret documents about the history of Chinese espionage. There are a range of devices and documents dating from 1927, when the department was founded spy Central Committee of the Communist Party and in 1980. There is also a collection of tiny pistols, weapons disguised as lipstick, miniature cameras, hidden listening devices and other spy equipment.
If you are not a citizen of China, the way you go is closed, because the Chinese do not want information about espionage was exposed to foreigners. But there it is forbidden to photograph everything, even the citizens of the republic.
6. Exotic Hawaiian island of Niihau
Niihau is the seventh largest island in the population of Hawaii. This island has no paved roads. There are no shops, no restaurants, no electricity or running water. On the island of Niihau is the only school in Hawaii and perhaps the only one in the country that relies entirely on solar energy to convert it into electricity.
Elizabeth Sinclair bought Niihau in 1864 from the Kingdom of Hawaii and passed to his descendants – the Robinson family. In 1915, Sinclair’s grandson Aubrey Robinson closed the island to most visitors in order to preserve its indigenous culture and wildlife. Even relatives could visit Niihau residents only by special permission.
Today, the island is generally prohibited to all but relatives of the owners of the island, the locals, U.S. Navy personnel, government officials and invited guests. There are very rare helicopter tours to the island, so you can wander along one of the beaches, but introduced to the locals is strictly prohibited. Thus Niihau earned the nickname “Forbidden Island.”
7. Pine Gap
Pine Gap (Pine interval) – the name of the area allocated for satellite tracking station. It is located about 18 km south-west of Alice Springs in central Australia, and is operated by Australia and the United States.
This large computer complex with 14 radome protecting the antenna. At the station operates in more than 800 employees.
Location strategically significant because it controls the American spy satellites, which are located over a third of the world, including a China regions of Russia, and the oil fields of the Middle East. Central Australia was chosen because it is too remote for spies ships passing in international waters to intercept the signal. Needless to say, in the Pine Gap you will not be allowed.
8. Negev Nuclear Research Center
Nuclear Research Center Negev is an Israeli nuclear installation located in the Negev desert, about thirteen kilometers to the southeast of the city of Dimona, Israel.
Its construction began in 1958 with French help, the Protocol agreements Sèvres. Information about the property remains very classified. But in 1986, Mordechai Venunu, a former technician, fled to the United Kingdom and the media showed some evidence of Israel’s nuclear program and explained the purpose of each building, also showing a top-secret underground facility under installation.
In January 2012, media reports indicated that the Atomic Energy Commission of Israel decided to at least temporarily close the reactor research center, considering it a place vulnerable. In October and November 2012, it was reported that Hamas launched rockets at the Negev, but the damage was done not object.
Of course, the airspace over it is closed to all aircraft. Implement the necessary measures to prevent unauthorized entry, so the area around the facility is strictly protected.
9. Ise Grand Shrine
His Holiness and the most important temple in Japan. It consists of two main shrines and about 125 additional shrines.
Relic – one of the holiest and most important sites of Shinto. Access to it is strictly limited; the only person who can enter is the priest or priestess, who must be a member of the Japanese imperial family. The general public is not allowed to see more than the thatched roofs of the central structures, hidden behind four tall wooden fences.
Alleged secret underground metro system in Russia. The system supposedly was built, or at least started, during the time of Joseph Stalin and codenamed D-6 by the KGB. Presumably Metro-2 is still run by the Directorate General of Special Programs and the Defense Ministry.
The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed the length of the public subway. He allegedly has four lines that extend to a depth of 50-200 m underground. Metro connects the Kremlin with the FSB headquarters, the government airport Vnukovo-2, Ramenky area and other places of national importance.
In 1994 the leader of the city group of diggers claimed to have found the entrance to this underground system. Unfortunately, all available information is speculative and not confirmed by any form of documents or photographs. But there are people who say that helped build the Metro-2, and urban cavers say that “saw” Metro-2, but there is no clear evidence. But even if there is a Metro-2, you will not be allowed there too.