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Issyk Kul: The 2012 Expedition Wraps Up

With just a few days to go we found some of the most significant building features we saw all season.

Issykl Kul: Time to Get Out of Camp

To get a better sense of the context of their archaeological site, the team explores scenic mountains and other ancient ruins around the 10th largest lake in the world.

Issyk Kul: How We Get Things Done

Discover the high- and low-tech methods archaeologists are using to discover the secrets of this fabled lake shore.

Hangout With an Archaeologist in the Field

Join Fred Hiebert and team live from Kyrgyzstan where they’re searching for signs of a legendary sunken palace, in a Google+ Hangout Tuesday, September 25th at 9:00pm ET.

2012 Issyk Kul Expedition: Meet the Team

Searching for evidence of legendary palaces isn’t a project you undertake with just anyone. Get to know the archaeologists, technicians, and others making this year’s expedition possible.

2012 Issyk Kul Expedition: Search for a Sunken Palace

Six hundred years ago the fabled Western Mongol leader Tamerlane is said to have built a fabulous palace on the shores of a lake in Kyrgyzstan. Follow along as National Geographic Archaeologist Fred Hiebert and team examine what could be its last remains.