A.R. Williams

Ann Williams is a former senior writer for National Geographic magazine and online news, where she covered the world and all that’s in it for almost three decades. She specialized in archaeology, writing features that took her from Egypt to Alaska, a monthly piece for the Ancient Worlds section of the magazine, and news stories on the latest archaeological discoveries.

Williams received a B.A. in classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in West Asian archaeology, with minors in Egyptology and Akkadian cuneiform, from the University of Toronto. She and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland, and travel whenever they get the chance.