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Lost Colony

Illustration depicting Captain John White returning to Roanoke Island and discovering the word 'CROATOAN' carved into a tree at the fort palisade.

What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?

The early English settlers of Roanoke Island in the New World established homes and lives alongside indigenous populations, but then they vanished completely, only leaving behind a coded message for...
Researchers at the British Musuem examined John White's watercolor map using spectroscopy and found the X under a patch on the map.

Archaeologists excavate two sites where Roanoke Lost Colony settlers may have gone

The New World must have seemed so mysterious and alien to the 115 English colonists who settled Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina in 1587. They came from a heavily developed country to a...