A 16th century ancient Mexican church has re-emerged from a reservoir in Mexico due to lack of rain.
The ruins of the colonial church re-appeared from underwater the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas.
The southern Mexican state of Chiapas is currently experiencing an extreme drought.
The level of water of the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir has dropped by 75 feet due to a lack of rain.
Consequently, the ruins of the 61 meters (183 feet) long, 14 meters (42 feet) wide 16th century colonial church have re-emerged. Can you imagine, its bell tower reaches 16 meters (48 feet) above the ground.
It is the second time the church has emerged from underwater. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church.
As described by The Telegraph: […] The church, in the Quechula locality, is the work of a group of monks headed by Friar Bartolome de la Casas, who arrived in the region inhabited by the Zoque people in the mid-16th century. […]
In California, an ancient gold mine town has also re-appeared in Folsom Lake.