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    Unhappy Ancient "hunger stones" appearing in drought-stricken Europe

    Carved stones from centuries ago warn of dire conditions if the stones are found--in river beds now bare of water.


    Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River

    August 24, 2018·2:01 AM ET

    A lengthy drought in Europe has exposed carved boulders, known as "hunger stones," that have been used for centuries to commemorate historic droughts — and warn of their consequences.

    The Associated Press reports that hunger stones are newly visible in the Elbe River, which begins in the Czech Republic and flows through Germany.

    "Over a dozen of the hunger stones, chosen to record low water levels, can now be seen in and near the northern Czech town of Decin near the German border," the AP writes.

    One of the stones on the banks of the Elbe is carved with the words "Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine": "If you see me, weep."
    Last edited by Roger E. Moore; 2018-Sep-04 at 04:12 PM.
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    Jul 2006
    I read that and was worried but then realized just last night that when those hunger stones were carved there probably wasn't a whole lot of dams and water diversion projects in place.

    Allow for that, on top of the drought, and you might have something truly worrisome.
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    a long way away
    When we find some written in pre-IndoEuropean languages, we really need to worry.

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