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It’s summertime, which means: summer reading. Specifically, summer reading that sends me to far off places, and lets me daydream of being out on a dig.
Looting in Egypt doubled in 2009-2010, on the heels of global recession, then doubled again following the Arab Spring. It’s a powerful source of income in times of stress, but it only pays because people will buy.
Last June, I was lucky enough to be part of a team that located a potential Norse site in eastern Canada, several hundred miles south of where experts expected one to be. This site, Point Rosee, has gone viral and is featured in a two-hour Nova special, Vikings Unearthed (watch it now). So I need…
People in some of the most dangerous areas on Earth are risking their lives to protect ancient sites. What if we all could lend a hand?
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they swab New York’s subways for bacteria, plan the perfect surf getaway, photograph a revolution, study the world’s most important fish, meet a glow in the dark shark, leave and return to a beloved homeland, learn the best way to eat a banana, and plan for sea level rise.
A mummy at the Indian Museum has been rotting in its display case thanks to a broken air conditioning system
After a week of archaeological site visits and presentations, lessons arise from stories of the past to help shape the world of the future.
Learn more about beautiful artifacts from a newly discovered very early Egyptian tomb.
The Dialogue of Civilizations team visits Göbekli Tepe and the Roman ruins of Zeugma. Explore the sites in these photos, illustrations, and virtutal tour.
We can find reflections of ourselves in ancient cultures if we know how to look. Explore top archaeologists’ latest ideas from the 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations, and share your thoughts as well.
What can the ancient world teach us about today’s world? Join the conversation with archaeologists and other experts gathered in Turkey this week.
Dark figures wearing gas masks and angel wings grace the movie poster for director Jehane Noujaim’s documentary The Square, which traces the first two years of Egypt’s ongoing revolution through the eyes of six Tahrir Square protesters. The film earned Egypt’s first Oscar nod, for “best documentary.” To Noujaim, the nomination “is in honor of…
This week, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they walk from Siberia to Australia, celebrate Putin’s $51 billion Olympic bash, get to the historic bottom of Groundhog Day, cycle 11,000 miles from Norway to South Africa, spend 200 days in a year deep inside of caves, dodge the bubonic plague in Madagascar, and search for the last of Africa’s glaciers.
Join host Boyd Matson as he and his guests sleep high on sheer mountain cliffs, wage war against whalers, consume bacteria in pursuit of better health, crash during paragliding takeoff in Pakistan, eat invasive species, and photograph 30 years of warfare in Afghanistan.
This week on National Geographic, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they summit Everest seven times, train for an Antarctic speed record, chase water while dodging cats in Africa, sing along with an astronaut, and overcome a traumatic brain injury.