There is a mystery on the Tryon Palace grounds. Where was the palace's original garden? There are three maps of it prepared by Claude Joseph Southier in the 18th-century, but they are contradictory. One, the Miranda Map of 1783, was lost and did not surface until 1991 in Venezuela. Using maps, historical documents, and dirt, an archaeological team from East Carolina University is working to solve the mystery. A 1999 north lawn dig eliminated that area as the possible site. The team will return in the summer of 2000 for a dig on the south lawn.