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450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir As Water Levels Drop

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450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir As Water Levels Drop
« on: October 19, 2015, 06:06:55 PM »
450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir As Water Levels Drop
The church was built in 1564 and abandoned two centuries later.
Ed Mazza
Overnight Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 10/19/2015 12:30 AM EDT


A drought in southern Mexico has caused water levels to fall so much that the remains of a long-abandoned, 16th-century church are now visible above the waterline.

The Temple of Santiago, also known as the Temple of Quechula, normally rests under nearly 100 feet of water since the completion of a dam in 1966 created the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas. But the drought has caused water levels to drop by more than 80 feet, leading to eerie sights such as this one:




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