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2012-05-06 07:38:34

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 -- a group of approximately 100 settlers who vanished from an outpost on Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. According to Theo Emery of the New York Times, museum official used modern-day imaging techniques to further study the "Virginia Pars" map that was created by explorer John White in the 1580s. They discovered...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

DARE COUNTY | A Virginia Dare Faire will be held in honor of the first English child born in the New World. The event will celebrate the 421st birthday of Virginia Dare starting at 9 a.m. Monday with free admission to The Elizabethan Gardens. There will be events at the Gardens and inside Fort Raleigh. Children's activities include rock wall climbing, face painting, carnival games and kite making. "The Lost Colony" company will present cabaret-style performances. Backstage tours of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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