And suddenly a lost Spanish town has emerged from the deep.
Old ruins of Mansilla de la Sierra normally hidden beneath waters of a massive reservoir have been revealed following prolonged drought in Spain.
In 1959, due to the construction of a dam on the river Najerilla, the city of Mansilla de la Sierra, which is located 200 km from Madrid, was flooded in a giant water reservoir.
The project, which appeared in 1935, was not supposed to have any impact on the terrain, but due to flooding, the inhabitants of the city had to be resettled.
Now the water level in the reservoir fell due to a prolonged drought – and the ruins of the city of Mansilla de la Sierra appeared on the surface.
Despite the fact that the buildings spent more than half a century under water, some parts of the buildings have remained intact. The water level drops every year, and as a result, this year the drought has enabled researchers to study the dead city.
If you are around, have a look to this amazing sunken city, you may also find something interesting.