These submerged churches and the European and South American lands surrounding them were flooded during the construction of dams in the areas. The church in the last photo shown here stood for over 150 years prior to its ruin. Sometimes regional development trumps all.
Read more about these photographs and see other examples in this article at UK Daily Mail online. Via Nag on the Lake.
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