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Submerged Church #01

This abandoned church has been a place of prayer for at least 2,500 years. Spontaneous subsidence of land and other phenomena made this the site of gods. Already worshipped in ancient times, then by Romans, and recently by Catholics, this is one of the most fascinating yet mysterious cult sites in all of Italy. This manmade structure reconquered by nature is submerged today and sinking deeper into the ground year by year. But for us, it was just another unexpected roadside find.


On our Italy road trip in summer 2020, we explored this place which is most likely the oldest abandoned building we have ever discovered. What has happened? An Act of God or the force of nature? Follow us in this video when we enter the ancient temple and try to uncover its secrets:

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Taken on June 22, 2020