Possible remnants of mysterious Lost Colony found
Archeologists have found two quarter-sized pottery fragments they believe could have belonged to a member of the Lost Colony from Roanoke.
The fragments were found buried in the soil just 75 yards from an earthen mound, which is thought to be a fort from that time.
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The English colonists, sent by Walter Raleigh, explored the coast of North Carolina in the mid-1580s and then mysteriously disappeared.
To this day, what happened to the colony is still a mystery. But discoveries like the pottery give us a small look into the colonists' lives during that period.
Possibly the most important piece of pottery found in the area since the 1940s, archeologists believe the fragments were from an ointment or medicine jar.
And while it may not solve the mystery of the Lost Colony, we're one step closer to finding out the truth.
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