Ancient map gives clue to fate of 'Lost Colony'
'A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalising clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Britain's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.'
The map is by painter and explorer John White. In 1587, he led a second colony of 116 English settlers, landing on Roanoke Island. He left the island for England for more supplies, but couldn't return again until 1590 because of the war between England and Spain. When he returned, the settlers had vanished.