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See the 400-year-old church that just emerged from underwater
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A 400-year-old church in Mexico just had a Lazarus moment.

The Temple of Santiago in Nueva Quechula, found in the Chiapas state in Mexico, emerged from the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir this week because the reservoir is going through a drought, according to The Associated Press. The church was flooded 40 years ago during construction of a dam on the Grijalva river, AP reported.

The church similarly appeared in 2002 because of a drought, which was so substantial the visitors could walk through the temple, according to The AP.

"The people celebrated. They came to eat, to hang out, to do business. I sold them fried fish. They did processions around the church," a local fisherman told The AP.

The church, which was built in the 16th century by a group of monks, had a short time in the spotlight, since believers abandoned it in the 18th century, AP reported.

"It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that," architect Carlos Navarrete told the AP. "It probably never even had a dedicated priest, only receiving visits from those from Tecpatan."
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