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See the most remarkable finds from around the world.

The Yangtze, Asia’s largest river and a crucial part of China’s economy, has seen its water levels drop rapidly amid an unprecedented drought and heat wave.

This has revealed three ancient Buddhist statues on top of a normally submerged island in the Chongqing area of ​​the country’s southwest.

The relics feature three monk-like figures sitting and gazing at the river that are believed to be about 600 years old and were built during the Ming dynasty, which ruled China from 1368 to 1644, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported.

“There are thousands of such images throughout China in the Ming era, but within the river reef, this case is very rare,” Kim Minku, an art historian at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told NBC News.

The island reef is known as Foyeliang, or Buddha’s father island, Minku said.

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