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Hangout With an Archaeologist in the Field

Six hundred years ago the fabled conqueror Tamerlane is said to have built a fabulous palace on the shores of Issyk Kul, a lake in Kyrgyzstan.

Now National Geographic Archaeologist Fred Hiebert and team are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques above and below water to examine what could be the building’s last remains, and you can join them in the field through a Google+ Hangout Tuesday, September 25th at 9:00pm ET.

To tune in and to be a part of the conversation, follow National Geographic on Google+. Post your questions for Fred and the others there or in the comments of this post, and you may even be invited to participate live on-screen during the Hangout.

In the meantime, follow the expedition through the Issyk Kul 2012 posts on this blog as the team searches along the shores, under the waves, and above the trees for signs of this lost landmark.


Learn More

Issyk Kul 2012 Blog Posts

NG Explorer Fred Hiebert Bio

Follow National Geographic on Google+


  1. krischan smith
    October 8, 2012, 10:43 am

    water looks good :):):)!!!!! find any good shells :l????

  2. Lina Ginting
    September 25, 2012, 12:23 am