Dropping Water Levels at Reservoir Expose 16th-Century Mexican Church

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 201781 views
Published: May 28, 2017

A 16th-century church in Oaxaca, Mexico, has resurfaced from a reservoir thanks to a severe drought.

This video shows the 400-year-old Dominican church at the Benito Juarez Dam in Jalapa, Oaxaca.

The church was first submerged when the dam was built in the 1960s. It has since then re-emerged partially every year, but it has been <a href="http://lasillarota.com/el-pueblo-de-oaxaca-que-renace-cada-ano-gracias-a-la-sequia#.WKQKPDt96bg" target="_blank">completely exposed</a> this year after an extended drought.

Water levels at the reservoir have dropped to 16 percent of its normal capacity.

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