Kristin Romey is National Geographic’s archaeology writer. The former executive editor of Archaeology Magazine, Romey’s award-winning work has covered topics ranging from Paleolithic re-enactors in Ohio to the legacy of Alexander the Great in Uzbekistan. She has a degree in ancient Greek from Vassar College and a graduate degree in nautical archaeology from Texas A&M University, where she specialized in Greek colonization of the ancient world.

A Fellow of the Explorers Club, Romey was one of the first westerners to survey and excavate in the former Soviet regions of the Black Sea, and served as field operations for a National Geographic–sponsored archaeological project in Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

Her most recent exclusive for National Geographic, on the opening of the tomb of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, made international headlines.