Drought Uncovers Ancient "Hunger Stones"

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 30, 2018

A drought in the Czech Republic has uncovered "Hunger Stones" in a river.

The "hunger stones" can only been seen during a severe drought as they are usually submerged, they warn that is visible it means little rain has fallen and that a bad crop season will result. Since a bad crop means less food, it means famine. 

The stones date back to 1616.

Europe’s oldest hydrological marker, in Decin, north of Prague, is fully exposed after the water level has dropped to 115 cm.



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