The British Museum's Great Court

Lara’s Travels: Museum Week Special

Hundreds of museums and art galleries across Europe took part in Twitter’s first “Museum Week” event this week and to celebrate its success, I thought I’d devote an edition of Lara’s Travels to the museums Lara Croft visits (or refers to) in the Tomb Raider series. 1) Louvre Museum, Paris One of Lara’s most memorable museum visits…

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In the Spotlight: Circe W

This week’s featured Tomb Raider fan is Circe W, a student of classical archaeology who sees Lara as an inspiration and role model. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Circe. I love video games and I study classical archaeology. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series?…

What do Lara and I have in common? Neither of us are actually archaeologists (Image credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Screenshots)

The Future of Archaeology Blogging

It’s the final month of Doug’s #Blogarch archaeology blogging carnival and although I didn’t write an entry for February due to a lack of free time (and inspiration), I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this community blogging event and would like to thank Doug for organizing it. It’s been a pleasure. Over the past few…

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider 2013

In the Spotlight: Noelle Adams

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on one of my favourite Tomb Raider fan fiction writers and cosplayers. Say “hello” to Noelle, aka Pfangirl! So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Noelle Adams, a professional writer, blogger and cartoonist living in Durban, South Africa. I’m 32 years old and I currently work full-time…

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Photo Gallery: The Colosseum, Rome

Last year, I visited Rome and spent a few days following in Lara’s footsteps, exploring some of the “Eternal City’s” ancient wonders and archaeological ruins. Readers may recall I posted a gallery of photos of Trajan’s Market, one of the places Ms Croft vists in Tomb Raider Chronicles. This time, I thought I’d share some…

Where will Lara go next? (Image credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Screenshots)

In the Spotlight: Dre Anthony

In the spotlight this week is Dre Anthony, the blogger behind TombRaiding.Com and self-confessed “super fan”.  So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Dre Anthony, I blog and I’m a webmaster to a few fansites. I live and breathe Tomb Raider! I was born in 1996, so I grew up with Lara.…

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Happy 1st Blog Anniversary!

Can you believe it’s been a year since I launched The Archaeology of Tomb Raider? It seems like only yesterday that I wrote the obligatory “Welcome to the Blog!” post and took my first tentative steps as a new member of the Tomb Raider fansite community. And now, twelve months later, here I am, reflecting…

What do Lara and I have in common? Neither of us are actually archaeologists (Image credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Screenshots)

In the Spotlight: Emerson S

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on Emerson S, a student and avid gamer from Ohio, USA. So, tell us a little about yourself. I am a 20-year old student of applied science in automotive technology from Cleveland, Ohio. When I’m not at school or working part time as an overnight stocker at Petsmart,…

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Guest Blog: Thoughts on Aztec Philosophy

Guest blog by C.T. Murphy. Games are an excellent medium for modern storytellers to explore ancient cultures and their mythologies. While many series, such as Tomb Raider, do so with some sense of realism, it’s the games that repurposed ancient mythological ideas into their own entities that first introduced me to a wider world of…

The Aztec god Xolotl as seen in Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light

5 Fantastic Free Resources on Aztec Mythology

In the co-op action/adventure game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Lara and the Aztec warrior Totec find themselves in a race against time to stop Xolotl, the Keeper of Darkness, from destroying the world. Players may come across a number of relics throughout the game that are named after Aztec gods and mythological creatures,…

Jan Mayen, not your typical holiday destination (Image credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Screenshots)

In the Spotlight: Sarah

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on Sarah, a history postgraduate, blogger and gamer living in South Wales. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sarah, I’m a 26-year-old history postgrad, living in South Wales with my husband and days away from having our first child (who I’m not allowed to…

Lara sets off to finish what Howard Carter started

In the Spotlight: Jenni M

Today’s featured Tomb Raider fan is Jenni M, a writer who has also done voice-overs for a variety of fan projects and custom levels. What does Jenni have to say about the Tomb Raider series? So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jenni, and I was born and bred in Robin Hood…

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In the Spotlight: Lodair Junior

Today’s interviewee runs and moderates Brazil’s largest Tomb Raider Facebook community and translates blog posts for the Portuguese-language version of the popular fansite Perusing Pixels. Say “hello” to Lodair Junior! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Lodair Junior, I’m 26 years old, and I live in Brazil. I work as an…

Lara Croft, vandalizing archaeological sites since 1996.

In the Spotlight: Tara C

Today’s interviewee is Tara C, a virtual reality enthusiast who calls herself The Gaming Archaeologist. So what does she have to say about archaeology and Tomb Raider? So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Tara, a 23-year-old New Zealander now living in the UK. I am currently studying towards a MSc in Archaeological…

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In the Spotlight: AJ Rich

Today’s interviewee considers himself a proud member of the Angel of Darkness fanbase and isn’t afraid to show it. Meet AJ Rich! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is AJ Rich. I’ve been a music promoter for almost 9 years now and I’m into anything that has to do with art. I’ve done…

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In the Spotlight: Ostercy

We’re kicking off a second week of fan interviews with an interview with JP Janson De Couët, better known to the Tomb Raider fanbase as Ostercy. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is JP Janson De Couët and I write and interact with the Laraverse under the name Ostercy. None of my…

Antarctica in Tomb Raider 3

In the Spotlight: Sinead T

Today’s interviewee hails from Western Australia and helped raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in last year’s Extra Life video game marathon. Meet Sinead T! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sinead (also known as SineadCroft), I’m 20 and I live in Western Australia. I was previously a student studying…