The Medieval Italian Village of Fabbriche di Careggine Has Been Underwater For Decades, But Could Be Ready to Resurface

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In 1946, residents of Fabbriche di Careggine, a 12th-century village in Tuscany, Italy, were relocated to a nearby town called Vagli di Sotto to make room for a new hydroelectric dam. Their old homes were submerged under a human-made lake. Each time the lake is drained for maintenance purposes, people flock to the region to see the medieval village resurface, which has only happened four times: in 1958, 1974, 1983, and 1994. According to Sky News, it might happen again next year.