It is hard to imagine a place that cannot be visited and that is not tirelessly photographed, shared and tagged on social media, That’s why we bring you these 4 fascinating places where humans cannot go
The world has been explored since the beginning of civilization and there is more and more information available to everyone, but there are certain places that are closed, in some cases for security reasons, others for scientific or legal reasons.
There are a variety of places where it is strictly forbidden to set foot in them, but we are going to tell you about 4 fascinating places where the human being cannot go.
4 fascinating places where humans cannot go
Vault at the end of the world
The first place is located on a remote island, called Spitsbergen, which is an arctic archipelago off Svalbard, Norway. With the name of the “vault at the end of the world”, it is a World Seed Bank, which is located in a sandstone mountain.
This vault is located about 1,300km from the North Pole and about 130 meters above sea level, due to the layer of ice (permafrost) that surrounds the vault, hundreds of thousands of seeds are kept in a safe place. It was inaugurated in 2008 and guarantees that the seeds stored there can survive for thousands of years if necessary.
Island of Cobras
The second place is located 35 km off the coast of São Paulo and is known as “Ilha das Cobras” (Island of Cobras). This Island was discovered in 1532, by the colonizing expedition of Martim Afonso de Souza, but it is presumed that it was formed at the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago, when the sea level rose, separating the hill from the continent and turning it into on an island.
This island has the unusual characteristic that it is inhabited almost exclusively by snakes, it is estimated that there may be between one and five snakes for every square meter of the island. Therefore, it is considered the place with the second-highest concentration of snakes by area in the world, being surpassed by Shedao Island, in China.
The third place is “Lascaux“, the French cave that contains valuable art. It was discovered in the south of France in 1940, when four teenagers were looking for a dog that had disappeared through a hole in the ground. Presumed to be around 17,000 years old, it is one of the best-preserved examples of prehistoric art, with around 600 paintings and 1,000 engravings in all.
In 1948 the doors were opened to the public, but by 1963 visits were suspended, since mold had sprouted on the cave walls and threatened the preservation of the work of art that had remained intact for years due to its hermetic conditions.
The fourth place is “Uluru“, also known as the navel of the world. It is one of the largest monoliths on the planet and previously, visitors could attempt the 348-meter ascent to the summit, although this meant facing extreme heat, with temperatures around 47 degrees Celsius, but the indigenous Anangu Aboriginal people, as custodians of the rock, they wanted visitors to stop climbing it out of respect for their traditions.
By 2017, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board made the decision to stop people from setting foot on Uluru. October 25, 2019, was the last day the monolith was allowed to be climbed, as the ban would go into effect. Currently, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can be visited, but visitors are not allowed to step on or climb the rock, they are only allowed to observe it.