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

The Moment of Truth

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The Moment of Truth

“What the Geographic has to offer its readers is that we keep up with the scientists, so that we can get in when something is breaking news.”
—Photographer Kenneth Garrett

Something went amiss for the mummy of 26th-dynasty governor Zed-Khons-uef-ankh, whose tomb came to light in Bahariya Oasis in 1999. When archaeologists opened the outer limestone sarcophagus, and an inner one of alabaster, photographer Kenneth Garrett captured what they found—a mummy crumbled to dust.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
NGM September 2001
From Treasures of Egypt, 2003

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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.
Garrett on Egypt
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