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Nightmare in Jamestown

Nightmare in Jamestown
50:32 | 2005

Categories: Documentary, History, War

This is the story of bubonic plague, starvation, espionage and cannibalism-and the founding of America's first colony. In 1607, a handful of English adventurers set sail across the Atlantic, they landed in Jamestown expecting a paradise teeming with gold and riches.

Now, 400 years later, NIGHTMARE IN JAMESTOWN sheds light on Colonial American as you've never seen it before. National Geographic's exclusive access to forensics and archaeology National Geographic reveals shocking new evidence about survival of the settlers in the New World. Startling new discoveries unearthed at Jamestown revealed a grisly struggle for survival in the New World; hostile natives, Spanish spies, drought, secret plots, disease, and hunger so extreme that some settlers may have resorted to cannibalism.


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