600 year old marker saved lives.

Ancient stones with similar engravings have been found or are known to exist in areas damaged by earthquake and tsunami. They warns villagers not to build or live closer than this marker.

Hundreds of similar markers have been found all along the Japanese coastline. Flood waters came within 300 feet of this particular marker.

If this isn’t proof that we should heed the advise of our elders, I do not know what would be.

Originally posted on msnbc.com