This summer central Europe has been suffering from a drought, and as water levels on the Elbe River have receded, a rather creepy sight has emerged: Stones on the river banks carved with dire inscriptions. "When you see me, cry," reads one in Czechia. "We cried – We cry – And you will cry," reads another. A third rock located in Germany states "If you will again see this stone, so you will weep, so shallow the water was in the year 1417."
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Yes, it appears that some literate, chisel-carrying people who were alive during the 1400s to 1600s would record historically low levels of water--and warn future generations of the misery ahead. In a drought, of course, crops, livestock and thus humans suffer, which led the chiselers to spread their unhappy message in a medium known as "Hunger Stones."