10 Places on Earth you are banned to visit
Earth is a spectacular place, us Humans have lived here all throughout our history, most of us will probably never get to see our society move to another planet. However, you might be amazed to see, that there are still places, on our Earth, where you can not visit.
1 Snake Island, Brazil
Know as the Snake Island, Ilha da Queimada Grande is an island situated approximately, 20 Miles or 32.18 Km off the shore of Sao Paulo. Spread across 43 Hectare or 106.25 Acre, this island is a home to over 4000 snakes, and one of the deadliest snakes in the world, The Golden Lancehead Viper, whose venom can melt skin. A select few scientists are given special permission to visit the island every few years.
2 The Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican City, Italy
The central repository in the Vatican City for all of the acts promulgated by the Holy See is the Vatican City Archives, the archives also contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books. The word secret in the title does not denote the meaning of confidentiality but rather the archives being the private and personal property of the Pope and not belonging to any governing authority of the Roman Curia or the Holy See.
3 Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Located about 810 Miles or 1300 Km away from the North Pole, The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen. The vault was constructed to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds that are duplicate samples, or “spare” copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault is an attempt to ensure against the loss of seeds in other genebanks during large-scale regional or global crises.
4 Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Located in the city of Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. One of Shinto’s holiest and most important sites, it is also the home of the Sacred Mirror. The standing structures are dismantled and reconstructed every 20 years, most recently being in 2013, as a part of the Shinto belief of death and renewal. The 20-year renewal process is called Sengu. Access to the shrine is strictly restricted to the Chief Priestess or the Chief Priest who have to be a member of the Imperial Hous of Japan.
5 Area 51, Nevada, U.S.A.
Area 51, a remote detachment of the Edwards Air Force base, is a highly classified United States Airforce facility. Although the correct name for the facility is Homey Airport and Groom Lake, Area 51 was a name used in a CIA document from the Vietnam War. Only minimal information is provided about Area 51 by the government. The area surrounding it is permanently off-limits to both civilians and normal military air traffic. The secrecy surrounding Area 51 has led it to be the centre of a number of conspiracy theories, most famous of them being the study of alien technology, development of energy weapons, means to control the weather, and time travel and teleportation technology.
6 The Lascaux Caves, France
Lascaux is a set of complex caves near the village of Montignac in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France, over 600 parietal paintings, believed to be over 17000 years BP, cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. Some anthropologists and art historians believe that the paintings could be accounts of hunting success or could possibly represent rituals to improve future hunting endeavours. The opening of the caves after the World War II changed the cave’s environment, due to the increased number of people entering the caves, the presence of light and changes in the air circulation created problems such as lichens and crystals began to appear in the caves, mould and fungus started spreading. This has led to restricted access to the caves, and a replica has been constructed for visitors to Lascaux.
7 White’s Gentleman’s club, London
Regarded as one of the most exclusive clubs, White’s is the oldest gentlemen’s club in London, founded in 1693. Notable members include Prince Charles, Prince Williams, Conrad Black and Tom Stacey. White’s has continued to maintain its standards over the years and has been known as an establishment exclusive for men, however, exceptions were made for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1991 and in 2016.
8 Granite Mountain, Utah
Owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, The Granite Mountain Records Vault or The Vault facility features a dry, environment-controlled space which is used for long-term record storage and administrative purposes. About three billion pages of family history records are stored at the facility in the form of over 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and 1 million rolls of microfiche which include genealogical and family history information. The vault’s library of microfilm increases by 40,000 rolls per year.
9 North Sentinal Island, India
Home to the Sentinelese, who often violently reject outside contact, the North Sentinal Islands of the Andaman Island district of India, houses one of the last people worldwide who has been left untouched by the modern civilisation. The Indian authorities have recognised the islander’s desire to be left alone and restrict their role in remote monitoring, even allowing them to kill non-Sentinelese people without prosecution. Even though the North Sentinal Island is not legally an autonomous administrative division of India, the island can be considered a sovereign entity under Indian protection and the scholars have often referred to the island and its people as autonomous or independent.
10 The Jiangsu National Security Education Museum, China