VIDEO: 450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir, Creating A Stunning Scene

VIDEO: 450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir, Creating A Stunning Scene

Well, now this is highly above average. A drought has caused a 400 year old church – long since drowned in a reservoir – to suddenly emerge from the water.

VIDEO: 450-Year-Old Church Emerges From Reservoir, Creating A Stunning Scene

The ghostly shell of 400-year-old church has begun to emerge from the waters of a drought-stricken reservoir in Mexico. A water level drop of at least 80 feet in the Grijalba river which feeds the reservoir has revealed the 400-year-old roofless religious building, with its 10 metre high walls, 61 metre length and 14 metre wide hall.

The building, known as the Temple of Santiago, or Temple of Quechula, was lost to the waters of the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in 1966 when it flooded. Except for a period in 2002 the church has remained underwater ever since.

Watch for yourself below. These seems like a major plot point in an “Indiana Jones” movie.

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