A second metal monolith has appeared after one was mysteriously found in a US desert before disappearing.
Last month, a metal monolith was found in a desert in Utah standing at 3.7 metres tall, but on Monday it emerged the structure had vanished.
Following this initial discovery, a similar monolith was found on Thursday (local time) at Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt in Romania’s northeast Neamt County.
The mysterious metal structure was found a few metres from a well-known archaeological landmark, the Petrodava Dacian Fortress.
The Dacian Fortress represents the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamţ.
It is believed to have been destroyed by the Romans in second century AD, but the remains can still be seen today in the form of parts of the city wall.
The shiny triangular monolith has a height of about four metres 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.
Neamt Culture and Heritage official Rocsana Josanu said investigators were 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,” she said.
“It is in a protected area on an archaeological site.
“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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