Friday, May 04, 2012
Hidden images revealed on Elizabethan map of America
After decades of unsuccessful searching, archaeologists may have their best evidence ever of the possible fate of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony." It comes in the form of a clue from Sir Walter himself, secreted within the 425 year old "Virginea Pars" map drawn by his expedition to site the first English colony in the New World. At a joint announcement on May 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Pleasant's Family Room at UNC's Wilson Library, archaeologists and scholars from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum will discuss recently discovered new information previously hidden within the map and possible implications for understanding the eventual fate of Raleigh's "lost colonists."