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Towers Above the Water: Haunting Reminders of 5 Flooded Places (PHOTOS)

By Sean Breslin
Published: December 12, 2013

Sunk by Time – and Floods

Drowned Church of Potosi

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Pictured above is the Drowned Church of Potosi in Venezuela.

For a variety of reasons, humans have taken beautiful and proud towers of our past and submerged them in water.

While not an ideal means to pay tribute to history, it's sometimes cheaper and easier to keep structures in place instead of demolishing them. When new reservoirs are needed, buildings or even entire towns can be caught downstream.

The following pages showcase five such towers built in unfortunate locations when plans were changed by politicians or Mother Nature.

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