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As Europe's drought continues to worsen, the water levels in rivers have dropped significantly, revealing chilling warning messages from more than a century ago.
Olaf Koens, a local German reporter, shared photos on Twitter early last week of boulders known as "Hungersteine," or "Hunger Stones," which have surfaced recently in many European rivers.
Dating back to the 15th century, the messages on these boulders marked record low water levels and were "horrifying" warnings from ancestors about famine, Koens shared in his tweet.
Politico journalist Aitor Hernández-Morales also shared photos of the hunger stones on his Twitter. In the photo, the low water levels of the Elbe River, which starts in the Czech Republic and goes through Germany to the North Sea, allow the boulders with the writing "Wenn du mich seehst, dann weine," to be seen. Translated, the message reads, "If you see me, weep."
One of the so-called "hunger stones" exposed by the low level of water in the Elbe river is seen in Decin, Czech Republic, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The low level of water caused by the recent drought has exposed some stones at the river bed whose appearances in history meant for people to get ready for troubles. They are known as the "hunger stones" and they were chosen in the past to record low water levels. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
According to a report from NPR, these stones were used as a "hydrological landmark" across Europe to mark desperately low river levels. The last time these stones were visible was during a drought in 2018.
"The basic inscriptions warn of the consequences of drought. It expressed that drought had brought a bad harvest, lack of food, high prices and hunger for poor people," Czech researchers wrote in a 2013 study, explaining that these stones are "chiseled with the years of hardship and the initials of authors lost to history."
The ongoing drought in Europe is expected to be one of the worst in 500 years, surpassing the 2018 drought, scientists at the European Drought Observatory told Sky News last week.