Real-Life Atlantis Emerges from Italian Lake

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Residents of Italy have made a startling discovery near the Austrian border: The tips of buildings that once stood in the village of Curon are started to emerge from Lake Resia.

Curon was a thriving village until 1950, when Italian officials flooded it to make a hydroelectric plant, they say. Since then, it's remained submerged -- until now, that is. Residents are flocking to the lake to catch a glimpse of the 14th century church steeple, historic stairways and other remnants of the village.

The reason Curon is returning after all these years is Lake Resia is being slowly drained so workers can fix a damaged reservoir. When all is said and done, Italian officials expect 160 homes to emerge from the water, they say.

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