“A secluded cove off Salmon Creek in #NorthCarolina near Site X, where archaeologists have discovered several materials that hint at an early English settlement. The aptly-named site may shed light on an enigma at the heart of America’s founding: the fate of the “lost colonists” who vanished from a sandy outpost on Roanoke Island, about 60 miles east of Site X, in the late 16th century. Part tragedy, part mystery and part historical curiosity, the fate of the colony has spawned a folkloric cottage industry, a mix of sober scholarship, wild speculation and at least one outright hoax. Archeologists believe that at least some of the colonists wound up at Site X. Photo by @travisdovephoto.” By nytimes on Instagram.
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