Researchers in Chapel Hill and in London say the Lost Colony may be sitting under a Bertie County golf course.
An ancient map could show where members of the first English colony relocated from Roanoke Island in 1587. The map shows lines and symbols that have been hidden for centuries under patches on the map. The British Museum in London and from the First Colony foundation announced the discovery Thursday morning.
Researchers used a variety of non-contact scientific methods to peer at and through the two patches of paper on the maps. One patch appears to cover a large fort symbol that is the present location of Scotch Hall Preserve, a golfing community across the Albemarle Sound from Edenton.
The First Colony Foundation says it is now preparing to develop new scholarly and archaeological research programs to explore these new clues about the Lost Colony.