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By taking a second look at a 400-plus year old map, researchers at London's British Museum have reportedly discovered new clue as to the whereabouts of the Lost Colony.
MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore, with 1,069,359 visitors last year, ranks as the largest historic attraction in North Carolina during 2010, according to the annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing Associates.
MATTHEWS, N.C., Jan.
The 12th annual Remembrance Celebration of the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island takes place Friday, Sept. 26. "First Light of Freedom," as the free event is called, starts at 4 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on U.S. 64 north of Manteo.
Researchers believe they may be able to use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony, which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.