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Judaculla Rock in Western North Carolina. Source: Onmountain / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Indecipherable Judaculla Rock

In the mountains of Jackson County in North Carolina lies a large mysterious rock covered in petroglyphs that have yet to be deciphered. For the Cherokee Indians, the rock and and surrounding area is...
Was the Queen Anne’s Revenge deliberately beached by Blackbeard

Did Blackbeard’s Pirate Legacy End With ‘Leaks' Rather Than Mistakes?

Sitting on a throne during the Golden Age of Pirates , Blackbeard , or Edward Teach (1680-1718), was an English pirate who famously terrorized the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North...
Painting by Englishman John White. Sir Walter Raleigh’s 1590 Expedition to Roanoke Island to find the Lost Colony uncovered 'Croatoan' carved on a tree. This may be in reference to the Croatan island or people. Source: John White / Public domain

Do Artifacts Found at Lost Roanoke Colony Solve 400-Year-Old Mystery?

The fate of the mysterious vanishing Roanoke Colony is becoming clearer as archaeologists have continued to find evidence on Hatteras Island . As historical mysteries go, there is perhaps none so...
Illustration of an old tavern. Credit: Chorazin / Adobe Stock

Burned Down Colonial Tavern that May Have Doubled as a Brothel Found in North Carolina

Archaeologists examining a recently discovered colonial tavern in eastern North Carolina were stunned to discover that when the 18th Century building burned to the ground a “treasure trove of...
Front and back of the original Dare Stone

The Dare Stone - Hoax or History of the Lost Roanoke Colony?

In 1937, a man walked into the history department at Emory University with a stone in his hand that had a mysterious inscription, which he had supposedly found while driving through the woods of...