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30 mysterious wonders that are forbidden to tourists

Espresso Logo By Daniel Bettridge of Espresso | Slide 1 of 30: Disse franske huler lå uforstyrret hen, efter at et jordskred skjulte indgangen, indtil de i 1940 blev genopdaget. Her findes hulemalerier fra stenalderen, som menes at være forbløffende 17.300 år gamle, og hulerne blev hurtigt et tilløbsstykke for turister, indtil eksperter advarede om, at de mange besøgende ødelagde de uvurderlige malerier. Derfor lukkede man hulerne for offentligheden i 1967 – og du kan i dag kun se originalerne på fotos.

Lascaux Caves, France

A landslide which clogged up the entrance meant that these French caves went undisturbed until they were rediscovered in 1940. Home to Stone Age wall art believed to be a staggering 17,300 years old, they quickly became a hotspot for tourists until experts warned that the visitors were ruining the priceless paintings. As a result, the caves were shut to the public in 1967—meaning the only way you can enjoy them is through photos.

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