It is a mystery that has perplexed historians for more than 400 years - what ever came of the 120 settlers who tried to establish England's first colony on the north-east coast of America?
Queen Elizabeth I and famed explorer Sir Walter Raleigh had hoped the expedition in the 1580s would create a capital in the New World, but something went terribly wrong.
The men, women and children simply vanished - any evidence of a settlement disappeared and the infamous 'lost colony' became rooted in American folklore.
But solving the centuries-old mystery may have come a step closer this week after experts identified a tantalising clue hidden in a map drawn by a man on that fateful voyage.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment