A sunken Roman village rises from the depths of Galicia, Spain

A “ghost” Roman village has been discovered almost 2000 years after it disappeared under water.

The ancient city was submerged under a reservoir on the Lima River in northwestern Spain for centuries before the miraculous discovery.

Dating back to around AD 75, the ruins are believed to be a Roman military camp named Aquis Querquennis.

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According to experts, the ancient military base was built in Galicia, around 530 km from Madrid, during the height of the Roman Empire nearly 2,000 years ago.

Identified by drone footage taken last week, the lost village has now been seen like never before after it remained untouched for centuries.

When the Roman army was at its peak, the base housed up to 600 soldiers, according to Atlas Obscura.

The military base was reportedly abandoned by the army decades after it was built, before being subsequently flooded by the river.

The massive military base included a temple, thermal baths, military barracks and hospital, which sat for thousands of years under the river before severe droughts across Spain recently exposed the ruins.

The findings have led some to wonder what other ancient sites might be uncovered.

According to the European Drought Observatory, nearly three-quarters of Europe is currently under drought warnings after a scorching summer.

Several other incredible archaeological finds have been unearthed this year, including a legendary construction project by the infamous Roman ruler Nero.

In Rome, the ruins of “Nero’s Bridge” have been revealed over the Tiber, which was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor between AD54 and AD68.

The drought has also hit Italy’s largest river, the Po, where a World War II tank was recently discovered.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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