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


Waking Up the Dead Waking Up the Dead

“We’re disturbing someone who thought that he had built a tomb that would withstand eternity.”
—Photographer Kenneth Garrett


Eighty-two feet (25 meters) under the sands of Abusir, beneath the 24-ton (22-metric-ton) limestone lid of an outer sarcophagus, workers reveal the 2,500-year-old face of a priest named Iufaa sculpted on an inner sarcophagus of basalt.

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Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
NGM November 1998
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.
Garrett on Egypt
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