On the vast surface of this Earth, it is safe to say, there are many places unexplored by mankind. There are, however, places and things that have been explored and are known to man but at present time restricted to the general public for viewing unless it is for academic purposes (only in some places). Curiosity has been known to kill the cat but these places are safely nestled away from prying eyes. Attention to all inquisitive minds, this is a list of places that are closed off to people for access but definitely spark the curiosity.
Lascaux Caves, France
The Lascaux Caves, known to house some of the best well-known Upper Paleolithic Art, is situated near the village of Montignac in Dordogne. The paintings are approximately 17,300 years old according to estimation. They are largely paintings of animals that were said to have lived in the region during that time (based on fossils collected in the area). Lascaux was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979 alongwith other historical sites in the surrounding area of the Vezere Valley.
Lascaux has been closed to the public since 1963 because the carbon dioxide produced by visitors were damaging the paintings. Currently, however, they are dealing with the problem of fungus which could be attributed to the air conditioning system, the high-powered lighting or the presence of still too many visitors. Therefore, at the moment, only one person is allowed inside, to check the conditions, every week for 20 minutes.
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