700-Year-Old Church on the Move

Moving a churchA 700-year-old church began its slow journey to a new home on Thursday at two kmh, on a huge flatbed trailer, leaving behind an eastern German village being turned over to open-pit coal mining.

The Emmaus Church, first mentioned in historical documents in 1297, only reached the edge of its home village of Heuersdorf outside Leipzig on Thursday on its way to the town of Borna, 12 km away. It's expected to get there by October 31, after crossing railway lines and the rivers Pleisse and Wyhra.

More pictures after the jump.

Video: Reuters
Source: Smh
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