Colonial Church Emerges From Receding Waters In Mexico

by : UNILAD on : 19 Oct 2015 21:42
santiagosantiago AP/David von Blohn

A mid-16th century church has emerged from waters in Mexico, after years of being submerged.


The Temple of Santiago can now be seen from the Grijalva River, with the colonial church causing a bit of a stir in the media and for the locals.

Leonel Mendoza is a fisherman by trade, and has spent the last few days ferrying people to and from the church in order to see it.

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This is because the level of the Grijalva River, which flows into the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, dropped by 25 meters due to a drought.


That led to the church becoming visible.

This is not the first time that has happened, as back in 2002, the river levels were so low, people could even walk into the church.

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Mendoza said:

The people celebrated.

They came to eat, to hang out, to do business.

I sold them fried fish.

They did processions around the church.


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