400-Year-Old Church Emerges From Waters In Mexico

There aren't many good things you can say about life during a drought, and when staying hydrated becomes a struggle people stop worrying about the small stuff and start looking after their well-being.

(Images Via AP/David Von Blohn)

But droughts taketh away bodies of water and in that way they giveth back those things previously lost to the flood waters.

The people of Chiapas, Mexico were delighted when a 400 year old church known as the Temple Of Santiago was given back when the region's water levels were reduced by over 80 feet.

The church was flooded when the dam that formed the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir was built in 1966, but the church was originally abandoned way back in the 1770s due to plague.

Despite it's dark history the Temple of Santiago is seen as an important historical landmark to the people of the Quechula region, and they're delighted to have their landmark back until the reservoir's water levels rise again.

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