It is unbelievable to say, but the global pandemic has had a remarkable effect on our planet.
Pollution levels are at an all-time low and, as a result, a church that was buried below a polluted lake has resurfaced for the first time in over a thousand years.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the remarkable photos of the unearthed church for yourself...
Humans have been cooped up inside since the deadly virus brought our world to a standstill.Thousands have now died from the virus, and the spread of it doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Lockdowns have been implemented all around the world...Including Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and many parts of the United States.
It's safe to say that things are serious.
lockdown so far is just an incessant stream of washing up and convincing yourself that your anxiety chest pains must be coronavirus— hayley smith (@hayley smith)1585174787.0
But staying indoors is potentially saving lives...And it is also saving our planet.
The empty streets have made a staggering impact on the environment...And this truly goes to show how the human race has severely damaged Planet Earth over the centuries.
Pollution levels are at an all-time low...
Compared to 2019, air pollution in New York has been reduced by nearly 50% because of measures to contain the… https://t.co/eRN7cmE8YU— Andrew Hill (@Andrew Hill)1585701187.0
Wuhan in China now has almost unrecognizable stats...Wuhan is where the coronavirus initially started, and since the city's lockdown back in January, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped drastically.
And thanks to these drastic drops in pollution...Mother Nature is thriving more than ever, with plants flourishing and wildlife making appearances in the most unlikely of places - including bottlenose dolphins recently swimming in the crystal clear canals of Venice in Italy that are usually overridden with tourists.
This is truly incredible to see...And it goes to show how without us humans taking over the streets, the planet is slowly beginning to heal itself.
Endangered animals are also benefiting from these global lockdowns...And nature has been allowed to take its course without any interruptions.
And, even more remarkably...
Northern India have been left in complete awe by their new view. The snow-capped Himalayas are now visible for the… https://t.co/r7naFFuWw0— David Solomone (@David Solomone)1586379614.0
The reduction in air pollution led to the mountain range coming into view.
#COVIDー19 effects The Himalayas have become visible from parts of India for the first time in 30 years, can now b… https://t.co/DX4UIKImCy— Kayishema Tity Thierry (@Kayishema Tity Thierry)1586364325.0
And people have been taking to social media to express their joy.
Never seen Dhauladar range from my home rooftop in Jalandhar..never could imagine that’s possible..clear indication… https://t.co/S82JSE32Dl— Harbhajan Turbanator (@Harbhajan Turbanator)1585902821.0
Many were stunned when they awoke to the mountains in view...
What nature really is and how we screwed it up. This is Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal, visible after 30 y… https://t.co/r9e4QHXtsM— Diksha Walia (@Diksha Walia)1585923713.0
What an incredible sight.
Himalaya mountains can be seen from Jalandhar since pollution has reduced in Punjab. Beautiful sight 😍#punjab… https://t.co/1OGApu7G8i— TjSingh (@TjSingh)1585928521.0
And now, something else is visible as a result of lower pollution levels...And it has been submerged underwater for centuries.
The ruins from an ancient church in Turkey are finally visible...
After being buried beneath a heavily polluted lake.