Has the fate of the Lost Colony been revealed by a new clue? The clue is an ancient map, which is 425 years old. In the 1600s, people settled in North Carolina's Roanoke Island, and that colony of 95 settlers was lost.
The map that may offer a new clue about the fate of the Lost Colony was created by explorer John White in the 1580s. It is named "Virginea Pars," and it is a map of Virginia and North Carolina.
Author James Horn said, "We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that they moved westward up the Albemarle Sound to the confluence of the Chowan and Roanoke rivers. Their intention was to create a settlement. And this is what we believe we are looking at with this symbolÂ—their clear intention, marked on the map ..."
The map showed a fort symbol that had been hidden under a patch, and experts believe that this marked the way to Jamestown. This is a clue other than the "CROATOAN," which was carved into a post that White found when he returned.
While the search for the Lost Colony will continue, it will be slow going, but that is okay. This story has intrigued people for more than 400 years, and who knows how long it will be before the truth of these settlers faith is discovered. No matter what happens, it will be an exciting ending to this story that children learn in American history every year. What do you think happened?