Story By: Sergiu Nazaru, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A metal monolith identical to the one recently discovered in a Utah desert has appeared on a Romanian hillside.
The monolith was spotted on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt in Romania’s north-eastern Neamt County on 26th November.
The mysterious metal structure was found a few metres from the well-known archaeological landmark the Petrodava Dacian Fortress.
The Dacian fortress Petrodava represents the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamţ. It is believed to have been destroyed by the Romans in 2nd century AD but the remains can still be seen today in the form of parts of the city wall.
The shiny triangular structure has a height of about four metres (13 feet) and one side faces Mount Ceahlau, known locally as the Holy Mountain.
It is one of the most famous mountains in Romania, and is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the country.
The unusual metal monolith resembles the one recently discovered in a desert in the US state of Utah.
Neamt Culture and Heritage official Rocsana Josanu said: “We have started looking into the strange appearance of the monolith. It is on private property, but we still don’t know who the monolith’s owner is yet. It is in a protected area on an archaeological site.”
She added: “Before installing something there, they needed permission from our institution, one that must then be approved by the Ministry of Culture.”
The investigation continues.
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