Check out this faith from the 1500 s that appeared in a body of water, due to a drought.

Droughts are not good, but let’s wonder for just a instant at something pretty cool that we’re catching a peek of because of one.

A religion from the mid-1 500 s rose from the waters not literally, of course, because builds don’t generally tend to rise from the oceans when the water levels descent dramatically, uncovering the aging organize.

The New York Daily News established a video about the church, which is pretty damned amazing.

GIFs by New York Daily News.

This is the Temple of Quechula, and it was built in 1564.

It’s located in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Too known as the Temple of Santiago, it was abandoned because of the plague between 1773 and 1776 , which seems like a pretty legit reason to abandon a religion if “youre asking me”. And virtually 200 year later, in 1966, it was submerged under almost 100 paws of sea when a dam was fabricated nearby, reports the Associated Press.

In 2002, water level lowered enough that beings could actually walk through the devastates. Now, reports the AP, “a drought this year has hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, drooping the water line in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by 25 meters (8 2 feet ). ”

That 82 -foot drop in water level is enough to allow for some pretty amazing photos and even sees from folks who wish to do a little bit of clambering.

Pretty cool, huh?

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Getting an up-close consider of an ancient design like this one is probably one of the few upsides to a drought. But it’s certainly worth experiencing because it’s not every day that a roughly 500 -year-old church shows out of the water.

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