Newshub18 :Rivers and lakes are drying up, ancient traditions are visible.
Several weeks of drought across Europe have caused water levels in rivers and lakes to drop. In this, various ancient resources that have been submerged under water for so long are visible. Some are horrified by the memories of past droughts, while others are happy to see prehistoric treasures again. Reuters news.
Spain is in the grip of its worst drought in decades. But despite fears of drought, archaeologists are happy that the prehistoric stone circle called ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ is visible. They are usually submerged in water coming from an embankment. They are now visible because the water has dried up due to drought.
The rock, known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal, is in full view in a corner of the Valdecanas Reservoir in the province of Ceres. Officials said that the water level in the reservoir has dropped by 28 percent below its capacity.
German archaeologist Hugo Obermayer discovered it in 1926. However, in 1963, the area was flooded under the rural development project under Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. Since then the stone has been seen only four times.
‘Hunger Stones’ have been seen again near the Rhine River in Germany. These stones brought back memories of the previous drought among the local people. More such stones have been spotted along Germany’s longest river in recent weeks. However, as these stones are reappearing, many are panicking remembering the plight of the previous droughts.
Europe’s Danube River is flowing at its lowest level in nearly a century due to drought.
Italy’s authorities have declared a state of emergency in areas around the Po River. A 450-gram World War II bomb was found after the water in the country’s longest river receded in late July. Later it was deactivated.
About 3,000 people living in Borgo Virgilio, a northern village near the city of Mantua, have been evacuated to safety. Military experts took this step to defuse a US-made bomb in the area