When the water levels were lowered in an eastern China reservoir due to a renovation project, no one was expecting to find a 600-year-old Buddha statue.
A local villager in Jiangxi province first spotted the half-submerged head of the Buddha. Sitting against a cliff and gazing over the water.
Researchers also uncovered rectangular holes carved on the cliff which could point to an wider, uncharted archaeological discovery. A base of a hall was found under the water, suggesting that a temple could have existed there.