A metal monolith identical to the one recently found in Utah has emerged on a hill in Romania just a few meters from a historic fort.
The structure was opened on 26. Found on November 11th on BatcaDoamnei Hill in the town of Piatra Neamt, which is in northeastern Romania’s Neamt County.
Officials say they still don’t know who the monolith belongs to and have started an investigation into why it is there.
The monolith, around four meters high, was discovered near the Petacava-Dacian fortress, a well-known archaeological landmark.
The fortress is the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamt and was probably built in the 2nd. Century AD. Chr. destroyed by the Romans – although the remains can still be seen today in the form of parts of the city wall.
The shiny monolith appeared just a few meters away. One side faces Mount Ceahlau, locally known as the Holy Mountain.
It is one of the most famous mountains in the country and is also considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of Romania.
Rocsana Josanu, Neamt Culture and Heritage Associate, said, « We have started investigating the strange appearance of the monolith.
« It’s privately owned, but we still don’t know who owns the monolith. It is located in a protected area at an archaeological site. «
She added: « Before they could install anything there, they needed permission from our institution, which then has to be approved by the Ministry of Culture. «
The mysterious monolith resembles one recently found in the Utah desert.
It is now actually gone, the state land management bureau said it had received « credible reports » that the property was removed by « an unknown party ». .
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Bureau said: « We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure known as the ‘Monolith’ has been removed from the public land of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by an unknown person was a party.
« The BLM has not removed the structure which is considered private property. We do not investigate crimes involving private property handled by the local sheriff’s office.
« The structure has received international and national attention and we have received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of November. 27. «
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