Lost Cities and Ancient Tombs with NatGeo Editor and Archaeologist Ann R. Williams

Lost Cities and Ancient Tombs with
Archaeologist and NatGeo Editor Ann Williams

Many of us are intrigued with history and lost cities. National Geographic editor and archaeologist Ann R. Williams is one of those people who digs around and writes about discoveries from the past. She’s often been on-hand to witness important discoveries – some that she talks about in the new book from Nat Geo called Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries that Changed the World

This book is a feast of pictures and information about astonishing discoveries – from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Lost City of the Monkey God.

In our chat, we find out how technology affected archaeology, (we even get an explanation of how LIDAR works!)  accidental discoveries, amateur archaeologists, and the woman who tried on the jewelry of Troy. Plus –  how exciting it is to make “snapshot of a moment” finds.

Click on the player below to hear the chat with Ann R. Williams and Pam

About Ann R. Williams

A National Geographic magazine staff writer for three decades, Ann is now a freelance writer and editor specializing in archaeology and cultural heritage preservation. She has a B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, and an M.A. in West Asian archaeology with a minor in Egyptology from the University of Toronto.

 

For her book, Lost Cities Ancient Tombs: Click here
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Ann is the president of the DC chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Here’s a link to that.

National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg on The 21st Century


The 21st Century: Photographs from the
National Geographic Image Collection

Celebrating the first 21 years of the century
with Nat Geo Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg

Can you believe we are already 21 years into the new century? National Geographic is celebrating that with a beautiful new coffee table book – The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection. We chat with NatGeo Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg about this fabulous book that is set up chronologically with 250 photos in 400 pages. We talk about some of the amazing photographs that are products not only of traditional photography, but also images from the innovations of digital, drone and smartphone photography. The book also answers our questions about what the photographer was thinking when he shot the photo and what the backstory is.

We find out how Susan chose only 250 photos from almost 65 million images in the national Geographic Image Collection, and what makes an image iconic. Plus, we also talk about the NatGeo Instagram account – that has over 190 MILLION followers! (they are the largest brand on Instagram)

In addition, Susan shares how the book helps engender compassion and empathy, and how it reminds us that we all are more alike than we are different.

It’s a wonderful book to share with friends and family – to rediscover the past 21 years, and to find new things to inspire us!

Click on the player below to hear the chat with
Susan Goldberg and Pam

About Susan Goldberg

Susan Goldberg is Editor in Chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners.

As editorial director, she leads all journalism across platforms, including digital journalism, magazines, podcasts, maps, newsletters, and Instagram. She was named editorial director in October 2015 and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine in April 2014.

Susan is the 10th editor and first female editor of the magazine since it was first published in October 1888.

For her book, The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection: Click here
Follow her on Twitter: @susanbgoldberg