Possible remnants of mysterious Lost Colony found

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.

Learn more about the search for the Lost Colony:

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'The Boyhood of Raleigh', 1908-1909. Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) was a famed English writer, poet, courtier and explorer. He was responsible for establishing the first English colony in the New World, on June 4, 1584 at Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina. When the third attempt at settlement failed, the ultimate fate of the colonists was never authoritatively ascertained, and it became known as The Lost Colony. From Penrose's Pictorial Annual 1908-1909, An Illustrated Review of the Graphic Arts, volume 14, edited by William Gamble and published by AW Penrose (London, 1908-1909). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Virginia Dare (1587-?). First child born in North America of English parents, b. Roanoke Island, Virginia colony (now North Carolina). She was the granddaughter of the colony's governor, John White. The colony and its inhabitants vanished mysteriously and became known as the 'Lost Colony.' (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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