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世界五大神秘禁地 Top 5 Places You Can’t Go


  The world is full of secret and exclusive1) places that we either don't know about, or simply cannot visit even if we want to. This list takes a look at five of the most significant places around the world that are closed to the general public or are virtually impossible for the general public to visit.

  1.Vatican Secret Archives
  1. 梵蒂冈秘密档案馆

Vatican Secret Archives 梵蒂冈秘密档案馆  The archives are not secret despite their names. You can view any document you wish. But you cannot enter the archive. You must submit your request for a document and it will be supplied to you. Despite the foolishness of the recent junk2) from Ron Howard3) and Dan Brown4) (Angels and Demons5)) the documents are all available and there are no copies of suppressed6) scientific theories or great works that were banned. The only documents you can't access are those which are not yet 75 years old (in order to protect diplomatic and governmental information). Indexes7) are available for people who want to see if a document exists in the archives. The Vatican Secret Archives have been estimated to contain 52 miles (84 km) of shelving.

  2.Area 51
  2. 51区

51区 Area 51   I have put this so high on the list because it is the one place most readers are likely to expect to see. Area 51 is a nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake8), is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapon systems. The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy9) theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore10). The sign on the right states that deadly force can be used if people enter the Area 51 zone.

  3.Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine 伊势神宫  The Ise Grand Shrine (which is actually a series of over 100 shrines) is the most sacred shrine in Japan. It is dedicated to Amaterasu11) (the Sun goddess) and has been in existence since 4 BC. The main shrine is alleged12) to hold the most important item in Japan's imperial13) history: the Naikū (the mirror from Japanese mythology which eventually ended up in the hands of the first emperors). The shrine is demolished14) and rebuilt every 20 years in keeping with the Shinto15) idea of death and rebirth (the next rebuilding will be in 2013). This ranks very high on the list of places you will never go because the only person who can enter is the priest or priestess and he or she must be a member of the Japanese imperial family. So unless we have a Japanese prince or princess reading this article, no one here will ever see anything more than the thatched16) roof of the Ise Grand Shrine.

  4.Moscow Metro-2

Moscow Metro-2   Metro-2 in Moscow, Russia is a purported17) secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system was built supposedly18) during (or from) the time of Stalin and code-named19) D-6 by the KGB20). Russian journalists have reported that the existence of Metro-2 is neither confirmed nor denied by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) or the Moscow Metro administration. The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed even that of the "civil" (i.e. public) Metro. It is said to have 4 lines and lie 50 to 200m deep. It is said to connect the Kremlin with the FSB headquarters, the government airport at Vnukovo-221), and an underground town at Ramenki22), in addition to other locations of national importance. Needless to say, the fact that no one confirms its existence makes it pretty difficult to visit.

  5.Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center

Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center   This is a place that is not only closed to the public, but it is a place that the public hope to never have to enter! In most "end of the world" films we see these days, there is always a highly classified23) area where US government officials and a chosen few get to go in the hopes that they can escape the impending24) doom. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is the real thing. It was set up in the 1950s due to the cold war but continues to operate today. It is a "last hope" area. For obvious reasons its operations are highly classified. It is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The center is still functioning, and even in small local disasters in the US, much of the telecommunication traffic is routed25) through it.

  1. exclusive [Ik5sklu:sIv] adj. (团体、学校等)限制慎严的;排外的
  2. junk [dVQNk] n. 胡说八道
  3. Ron Howard: 朗·霍华德,著名好莱坞导演,曾执导《美丽心灵》《圣诞怪杰》《达芬奇密码》《天使与魔鬼》等多部影片。
  4. Dan Brown: 丹·布朗,《数字城堡》《天使与魔鬼》及《圈套》的作者,堪称今日美国最著名畅销书作家,其小说《达·芬奇密码》自问世以来,一直高居《纽约时报》畅销书排行榜榜首。
  5. Angels and Demons: 《天使与魔鬼》,丹·布朗的代表作之一,2009年改编成同名电影,由朗·霍华德执导,汤姆·汉克斯领衔主演。
  6. suppress [sE5pres] vt. 禁止发表,禁止披露;查禁
  7. index [5Indeks] n. 索引;文献索引
  8. Groom Lake: 马夫湖,一条干涸的湖泊,其河床现为美国的航空基地。
  9. conspiracy [kEn5spIrEsI] n. 阴谋(活动);密谋策划
  10. folklore [5fEJklC:(r)] n. 民间传说
  11. Amaterasu: 天照大御神,日本神话中高天原的统治者与太阳神,被奉为当今日本天皇的始祖,是神道教最高神祗。
  12. allege [E5ledV] vt. 断言;宣称,声称
  13. imperial [Im5pIErIEl] adj. 帝国的
  14. demolish [dI5mClIF] vt. 拆毁;毁坏
  15. Shinto [5FIntEu] n. (日本的)神道教
  16. thatched [WAtFt] adj. 茅草盖的;茅草屋顶的
  17. purported [p\:5pR:tId] adj. 传说的;谣传的
  18. supposedly [sE5pEuzIdlI] adv. 根据推测;据称
  19. code-name [kEJd5neIm] vt. 给……规定代号
  20. KGB: 克格勃,苏联情报和国家安全委员会的简称
  21. Vnukovo-2: 伏努科沃二号机场,俄国领导人专用机场
  22. Ramenki: 拉缅基,指俄罗斯莫斯科市的拉缅基区(Ramenki District)
  23. classified [5klAsIfaId] adj. 归入密级的,保密的
  24. impending [Im5pendIN] adj. 即将发生的;逼近的
  25. route [ru:t] vt. 按特定路线运送(或寄发);按特定方向转移