The Utah Monolith Has an Ancient History

For millennia, people have placed bizarre sculptures in nature, with no clear purpose or connection. Why?

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AThis Nov. 27, 2020 photo by Terrance Siemon shows a monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah.
This Nov. 27, 2020 photo by Terrance Siemon shows a monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah. Credit: Terrance Siemon/AP
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In this Nov. 27, 2020, file photo, a metal structure sticks out from the ground on the Batca Doamnei hill, outside Piatra Neamt, northern Romania. Credit: Robert Iosub,AP
This Nov. 18, 2020 photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah. Credit: ,AP
Shining metal object is seen at Compton Beach, Isle of Wight, Britain December 6, 2020. Picture taken December 6, 2020. Credit: @AlexiaRFishwick/ REUTERS
A metal structure sticks from the ground on the Batca Doamnei hill, outside Piatra Neamt, northern Romania, on Nov. 27, 2020. Credit: Robert Iosub,AP

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