In 1587, a group of 115 men, women, and children made the first attempt to found a permanent English colony in the New World. Led by Englishman John White, the group settled on Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina.

Later that year, Mr. White made a trip to England for more supplies, but when he returned some three years later, he found the colony abandoned and looted. The only clues of the missing settlers were the word “Croatoan” carved on a post and the letters “CRO” etched into a tree trunk.

Since then, archaeologists, explorers and historians have been trying to uncover the mystery of this “Lost Colony,” but have found very few answers – until now.

via Archeologists may have solved mystery of the ‘Lost Colony’ – CSMonitor.com.

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