Cryptic detail on monolith that emerged in town

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A metal monolith has been found in a Spanish town with ancient Egyptian symbols which the local mayor has said mean "the game has begun".

The bizarre object was found near a monastery in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia and was first reported on April 11.

Pictures show the hollow metal monolith which reportedly measured three metres and the ancient Egyptian symbols displayed across its faces.

Local mayor Dolors Palma told local broadcast station TV3 the symbols meant “the game has begun”.

“Whatever has started, let it be a good thing," the mayor said. 

The message was written on the monolith in Egyptian letters. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The message was written on the monolith in Egyptian letters. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

However, it was not specified how she managed to translate the symbols.

Mayor Palma said officials will have a meeting to decide on what to do with the object as she is happy to have anything that attracts tourists to their town.

“We will decide what to do with the monolith when I speak with my colleagues and we look at people’s interest in keeping something like this in the municipality," she said.

This is the latest find of monoliths that have been popping up across the globe since the first one appeared at a Utah desert in America in November 2020, which even led some people to believe it could have been aliens.

A community called ‘The Most Famous Artist’ founded by American artist Matty Mo later claimed credit for unwittingly starting a global movement.

The tall structures have been found all over the place including the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Colombia, Paraguay, among many other countries.

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