Williams, A. R. "King Tut Revealed." National Geographic (June 2005), p. 2-22.
Egypt's boy pharaoh has fascinated the world since the first glimpse of his tomb in 1922. Now modern forensics and high-tech imaging offer insights into his life—and death.

Galvin, John. "Abydos: Life and Death at the Dawn of Egyptian Civilization." National Geographic (April 2005), p. 106-121.
New evidence shows that human sacrifice helped populate the royal city of the dead.

"Treasures of Egypt." National Geographic, 2003.
It's the greatest collection of ancient Egypt photographs ever published. Order this collector's edition online, watch interviews with photographer Kenneth Garrett, download desktop images, and more.

Zivie, Alain. "Mystery of the Sun God's Servant." National Geographic (November 2003), p. 52-9.
A lavish tomb records the rise and fall of a heretical pharaoh and the staying power of a savvy CFO.

Hawass, Zahi. "Egypt's Forgotten Treasures." National Geographic (January 2003), p. 74-87.
They've opened the vaults. An exclusive look at Cairo's Egyptian Museum centennial exhibit includes stunning antiquities on display for the first time ever.

Williams, A. R. "Death on the Nile." National Geographic (October 2002), p. 2-25.
Conspiracy, murder, revenge—it's all at Saqqara, a cemetery of ancient Egypt's rich and powerful.

Morrell, Virginia. "The Pyramid Builders." National Geographic (November 2001), p. 78-89.
An ancient city and graveyard reveal that throngs of skilled citizens—not slaves—toiled over the pharaohs' tombs.

Hawass, Zahi. "Egypt's Hidden Tombs Revealed." National Geographic (September 2001), p. 32-41.
After 2,600 years a desert oasis yields the long-sought tombs of its legendary governor and his family.

Gore, Rick. "Pharoahs of the Sun." National Geographic (April 2001), p. 34-57.
Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti ruled Egypt just long enough to transform the empire's religion, art, and architecture. Digs at Amarna yield clues to their enigmatic dynasty.

At the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Read Maynard Owen Williams's original account of the discovery published in the February 1923 issue of National Geographic magazine.