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Digging for the Truth: Roanoke: The Lost Colony DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: February 20, 2006

Josh travels from the Virginia coast to England to discover what happened to Britain's first New World colony.

  • Archeology gets a fresh new face in this exciting series.
  • Josh locates likely descendants of the original Roanoke colony in England.
  • Hosted by adventurer Josh Bernstein, President and CEO of the world's oldest and largest wilderness survival school.

"Adventure has a new name." Host, explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein takes a fresh look at the world's greatest ancient mysteries and puts adventure back into history as he travels to some of the most intriguing, remote and physically challenging locations in the world. With a fresh and engaging approach to archaeology, Josh goes to extremes and takes us along for the ride.

In 1587, over 100 settlers landed in the New World to establish England's first permanent colony. Three years later, they had vanished. Investigating America's oldest missing-persons case, Josh Bernstein flies high above Roanoke Island in a powered para-glider; climbs and cores a cypress tree to study the climate conditions the settlers faced; participates in an American-Indian powwow; and learns to cook as the local 16th-century natives once did. Finally, Josh travels back to England to trace the roots of a family whose DNA suggests that at least one of the lost colonists may have survived.

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