Underwater Village of Curon Resurfaces for the First Time in 70 Years

May 26, 2021 500

The submerged village of Curon has laid dormant for more than 70 years, with only its 14th century church steeple poking through the water’s surface to remind passers-by of its existence. But now, the water has receded to reveal the once-lively village located near the Italian-Switzerland border in the north.

Curon was home to hundreds of people before it was flooded for a hydroelectric plant and the merger of two nearby lakes in 1950, according to BBC News. The plant resulted in the creation of Lake Resia.

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