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Ancient Brazilian rock carvings of human faces revealed along Amazon River

A drought in South America has revealed long-hidden, ancient carvings of human faces. 

Water levels of the Amazon River have dropped amid unusually sparse rainfall in Brazil, uncovering ancient art normally hidden by the shoreline.

Among the rocks revealed by the drought are carvings of human faces dating from thousands of years ago.

Brazil human face carvings Manaus, Amazonas

While archeologists were aware of the carved faces, the drought has revealed images previously unknown to researchers. (Reuters/Suamy Beydoun)

The El Niño climate phenomenon – a cyclical warming of the world’s oceans and weather, which fuels tropical cyclones in the Pacific, boosting rainfall and flood risk in the region – is also believed to have influenced water levels.

Fox News Digital’s Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at timothy.nerozzi@fox.com

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