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

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

A church from the mid-1 500 s rose from the waters not literally, of course, because builds don’t generally tend to rise from the water when the water levels dropped dramatically, exposing the ageing structure.

The New York Daily News formed 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. Likewise known as the Temple of Santiago, it was abandoned because of the blight between 1773 and 1776 , which seems like a pretty legit reason to abandon a church if you ask me. And nearly 200 years later, in 1966, the information was submerged under nearly 100 paws of water when a barrier was fabricated nearby, reports the Associated Press.

In 2002, water level descent enough that people was likely to walk through the breaks. Now, reports the AP, “a drought this year hit hard by the watershed of the Grijalva river, lowering the water line in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by 25 meters (8 2 hoofs ). ”

That 82 -foot drop in water level is enough to allow for some pretty amazing photos and even sees from kinfolks who want to do a bit of climbing.

Pretty cool, huh?

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

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