Mysterious monolith appears in Turkey

The three metre tall object was found on Friday (February 5) near Gobeklitepe, a 12,000 year-old temple in Turkey which recently became a UNESCO World Heritage site.

According to local media reports, the shiny metal monolith is inscribed in an script with the phrase "If you want to see the moon, look at the sky."

Security forces were called to the scene as curious locals sought to get a look at the monolith, which resembles a mysterious object which appeared in a desert in Utah in America last year, but then vanished.