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Drought exposes ancient “hunger stones”, Communist-era water mismanagment

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Receding waterlines stemming from long droughts this summer have revealed some disturbing ancient relics – so-called “hunger stones”, some dating back as far as 1616, which serve as a warning to future generations. One such hydrological landmark on the Labe River is inscribed in German with the words “If you see me, weep.”

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