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May 04, 2012

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The British Museum has re-examined a 16th century map of North Carolina and found hints to the destiny of the lost colony at Roanoke in the form of hidden markings showing the location of a fort further inland.

The analysis suggests that the symbol marking the fort was deliberately hidden, perhaps to shield it from espionage in the spy-riddled English court. An even more tantalizing hint of dark arts tints the map: the possibility that invisible ink may have marked the site all along.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 4, 2012 06:57 AM