Dropping water levels reveal a beautiful hidden church

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MEXICO CITY — While droughts are typically associated with bad luck, a beautiful colonial-era church has emerged from the receding waters of the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and people around the world are marveling in awe.

The Associated Press reports that drought has dropped the water level 82 feet. But this isn’t the first time the church has been seen — the water was low enough in 2002 for people to walk inside.

The church is called the Temple of Santiago and was created by monks during the 16th century, the Associated Press reports. The building was abandoned during the plagues of 1773-1776 and is located by King’s Highway, a road used by Spanish conquistadores that is still utilized today.


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