This Church Revealed by Drought Makes You Wonder What Else is Beneath the World's Waters
by N/A, 8 years ago | 2 min read
Chiapas, Mexico, 1966: a damn causes floods, submerging a colonial-era church. Recently, a drought has brought the church back to light.Â
This colonial-era church has been submerged in a Chiapas, Mexico water reservoir since the NezahualcÃ³yotl dam flooded the area in 1966.
Due to a recent drought, the water levels have dropped over 80 feet and the church has resurfaced.
The church previously resurfaced back in 2002, when the water levels diminished enough for curious visitors to explore the ruins.
The church was erected by Dominican monks in the 17th century. Then, the town was called Quechula. The church was eventually abandoned after the town was stricken by plague in the late 18th century.
People have been rowing out to explore the remains of the church, which stand at 30 feet high.
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