Kristin Romey, National Geographic

Kristin Romey

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Past articles by Kristin:

Stunning ancient artwork found at site attacked by ISIS

The reliefs—which likely depict an Assyrian king's military campaigns—are the first major discoveries of their kind in Iraq since the 1800s. → Read More

Will Titanic’s iconic telegraph be recovered by deep-ocean robots?

A new court ruling marks the latest step by a private company to salvage a wireless machine that broadcast the last pleas for help from the shipwreck. → Read More

Coronavirus upended Notre Dame’s future. WWII may have some answers

Plans for the beloved cathedral’s reconstruction have been disrupted by the pandemic. But Europeans have faced a similar situation before. → Read More

What the world could lose in an Iran conflict

As tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, significant cultural heritage sites could become collateral damage. → Read More

Exclusive: This 7,000-year-old woman was among Sweden's last hunter-gatherers

Buried on a bed of antlers and adorned with ornaments, this woman was a special member of her community—but why? → Read More

See the face of a man from the last gasps of the Roman Empire

Adelasius Ebalchus lived in Switzerland 1,300 years ago—and his expression sports very a unusual feature not seen in most facial reconstructions. → Read More

The very ancient Passover of one of the smallest religions in the world

For thousands of years, the tiny Samaritan community has observed Passover according to its biblical laws. → Read More

Stonehenge-era pig roasts united ancient Britain, scientists say

A new study of bones discarded after prehistoric barbeques is providing unexpected insight into the first ‘pan-British’ gatherings. → Read More

See how dogs were celebrated in the ancient world

For millennia, our canine friends took their place front and center in remarkable artifacts and artworks. → Read More

What made Peru's Chimú people sacrifice their own children?

Some 500 years ago, the Chimú in what is now Peru ritually killed hundreds of their young in the largest mass child sacrifice events known in world history. Now archaeologists are trying to understand why. → Read More

9 powerful ancient kingdoms you’ve probably never heard of

From Nigeria to Pakistan to Peru, these monarchies may be little known today but once commanded great authority. → Read More

9,000-year-old mask stuns archaeologists, raises eyebrows

The rare discovery was greeted with excitement but revived strong concern about the authenticity of these mysterious Neolithic artifacts. → Read More

Ancient Black Sea shipwreck is unprecedented discovery

Archaeologists say the 2,400-year-old ship is so well preserved that even the mast and rowers' benches have survived for millennia. → Read More

Ancient Black Sea shipwreck is unprecedented discovery

Archaeologists say the 2,400-year-old ship is so well preserved that even the mast and rowers' benches have survived for millennia. → Read More

How Paul Allen Discovered the World's Largest Sunken Battleship, the Musashi

High-tech tools, including an undersea "mountain goat," and years of research led to the discovery of the WWII-era Musashi in the Pacific. → Read More

The Grisly 'Origin Story' Behind the Perseid Meteor Shower

The celestial phenomenon was identified long before astronomers took note by devout Christians, who had their own fiery interpretation. → Read More

Biblical 'Spies' Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic

An ancient depiction of Moses' scouts in Canaan has been discovered in an "unparalleled" house of worship in Israel. → Read More

Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals

The discovery of victims of a Germanic army that fought 2,000 years ago are surprising archaeologists for several reasons. → Read More

It’s Official: Tut’s Tomb Has No Hidden Chambers After All

The third radar scan of the pharaoh's burial site conclusively shows that no additional mysteries lurk immediately behind its walls. → Read More

Exclusive: Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice in Peru May Be World's Largest

More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason? → Read More