450-Year-Old Church

Mexico Colonial Church

The remains of a mid-16th century church, known as the Temple of Santiago, as well as the Temple of Quechula, is visible from the surface of the Grijalva River, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, due to the lack of rain near the town of Nueva Quechula, in Chiapas state, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. “It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that,” said architect Carlos Navarete who worked with Mexican authorities on a report about the structure that would be flooded in 1966 when the dam was completed. “It probably never even had a dedicated priest, only receiving visits from those from Tecpatan,” a nearby monastery. (AP Photo/David von Blohn)



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