The Old Tomb is an ancient burial site situated in Roanoke Ridge, New Hanover. The altar and various objects found around the site, along with the general design, indicates that it was built by Vikings at some point.
- Its exact location on the map is just south of the "R" in Roanoke Valley, within the horseshoe bend of the river.
- The burial site is made up of four paths that branch out into a star shape, with a stone altar placed in the middle of the grounds.
- Based off of the items found in it, it can be stated the Old Tomb is a nod to the theory (and later fact) that Norsemen (Vikings) from Scandinavia were able to reach the Americas (specifically Canada) during their travels and expeditions of Iceland and Greenland in the 10th century AD, about half a millennium before Christopher Columbus reached the continent in 1492.
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