Drought Reveals Ruins in Spain’s Ancient Roman Fort


Galicia, Spain has been home to the remains of an ancient Roman fort known as Castro Candaz.

Although the castle was once submerged in a reservoir, severe drought has caused water levels to drop so much that streets and structures have been left exposed.

The drought is a troubling sign as many scientists fear Spain may be running out of water; this is the country’s fourth driest year on record with reservoirs at just 35% of their capacity.

Drone footage captured the tiered walls and fortification. Now, curious people can visit the site on foot.

Water has been an ongoing concern in the dry land for a millennia and the remains of Roman aqueducts, which were used to carry water to towns and farms, can be found nearby.

Large parts of Spain could be deserted by the end of this century. That’s thanks to rising temperatures and shifting weather patterns from greenhouse gasses and have been brought about by human-caused climate change.

Which makes these ruins of an ancient civilization not just an interesting sight but yet another warning of a cataclysmic future.


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