A historic climate-fueled drought in Europe revealed ominous, centuries-old 'hunger stones' warning of hardship
As Europe experiences a drought that may be the worst in 500 years, stones with warnings of drought-induced hardships have started surfacing.
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An intense drought is shrinking rivers across Europe, revealing stones carved centuries ago to give future generations a warning of hard times ahead. The Miami Herald reported that locals said the centuries-old boulders, known as "hunger stones," reappeared last week as rivers in Europe ran dry due to drought conditions. One such stone is on the banks of the Elbe River, which begins in the Czech Republic and flows through Germany. The boulder dates back to 1616 and is etched with a warning in German: "Wenn du mich seehst, dann weine" — "If you see me, weep"