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Photographer Kenneth Garrett talks about the story behind these images (below).


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“The team from the Egyptian Exploration Society...took out each block one at a time, carried them up to the surface and reconstructed the entire tomb in a pit near the same site...So as beautiful as it is today, it was lost to history for all these years.”
—Photographer Kenneth Garrett


From his richly decorated tomb at Saqqara, a man named Maya—King Tut's treasurer—worships the gods in a relief. Even an accountant, if he was close to the king, got the royal treatment in death.

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Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
NGM October 2002
From Treasures of Egypt, 2003
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Biography
Kenneth Garrett

Kenneth Garrett is a freelance photographer who specializes in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures. He has photographed archaeological subjects worldwide for National Geographic and is responsible for more than half the images featured in Treasures of Egypt. “Each time I start a new story, it’s the thrill of the chase all over again,” Garrett says.
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