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The church of St. Nicholas (Црква Свети Никола)in Mavrovo, Macedonia was built in 1850 and stood for more than a century until it was flooded in an artificial lake in 1953. At one point the church was fully submerged, but it keeps rising again, especially in summer with the droughts.
The local people say that the saint and the God's power do not allow for it to completely disappear in the depths of Mavrovo Lake. The phenomenon of its constant emerging from the waters is explained by them with the impossibility of covering and forgetting about a sacred place.

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