400 year old church emerges from water in Mexico

Severe drought caused this phenomenon.

A 400-year-old church emerged from the water in Mexico

400-year-old church emerged from the waters in Mexico

Due to extreme heat and drought affecting various parts of Mexico , a more than 400-year-old Catholic church completely out of the water in the state of Chiapas.

The church of the disappeared city of San Juan Quechula, dedicated to the Apostle James the Great and built by Dominican monks who evangelized the region under the guidance of a monk Bartolome de las Casasa in the 16th century, was flooded in 1966 during the construction of the Nezahualcoyotl hydroelectric dam, also known as the Malpaso Dam.

In recent years, the upper part of the church has remained visible, and tourists could swim up to it by boat. However, this year, a drought has left the centuries-old Catholic church exposed in its entirety.

This is one of at least seven churches “buried” under water or rock in different regions of Mexico. The church was presumably built between 1564 and 1606, although “it was abandoned in 1776 due to a series of plagues that struck the surrounding communities.” ; visitors.

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