Kristin Romey

Issyk Kul: The 2012 Expedition Wraps Up

Note: For more about the Issyk Kul Expedition, read earlier posts in this series. After our tour around Issyk Kul, our international team was looking at the final stretch of survey before the end of the season. Almost any archaeologist ...

Issykl Kul: Time to Get Out of Camp

Diving, measuring, plotting: we’ve been at Issyk Kul for more than a month and it’s time to get out of camp! You’ll never understand a phenomenon like this magnificent high-altitude lake on the Silk Road by staying ...

Issyk Kul: How We Get Things Done

It’s been a busy week at the Issyk Kul project, and it’s time to share with you an update on what we’re up to! One of our biggest tasks this season is to get a handle on ...

2012 Issyk Kul Expedition: Meet the Team

In our last post we introduced you to the fascinating legend of Tamerlane’s palace on the northern shore of Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan, and why we believe that remains of the structure may indeed exist under the waters of ...

2012 Issyk Kul Expedition: Search for a Sunken Palace

After a year of careful planning, our National Geographic team is now set up at a base camp on the northern shore of Issyk Kul, one of the world’s highest and deepest lakes, in the Central Asian republic of ...