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“Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch” Out in November 2014

If you haven’t been able to get your hands on any of the new Tomb Raider comics so far, you’ll be happy to know that Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the first six issues as a trade paperback, Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch, later this year. Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the lost kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate…  ... [Continue Reading]

21/07/2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Stella

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Stella and I live in upstate New York, about 100 miles north of New York City. I’m in my 40′s and married, with a soon-to-be 21-year-old son. I run several walkthrough sites. You may be familiar with Stella’s Tomb Raider Site, though I also have guides for LEGO Indiana Jones and Space Colony. I’m addicted to social media in its myriad forms, and I struggle against my ... [Continue Reading]

20/07/2014 // 0 Comments

5 Bloggers Who Have Followed in Lara Croft’s Footsteps

Long-time readers of The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will probably be familiar with my series, Lara’s Travels, which looks at the various real-life locations Ms Croft has visited over the years. Places which include Meteora, the Greek monastic complex which may have been the inspiration for Tomb Raider 1′s St Francis’ Folly, and Jan Mayen, the icy, volcanic island which made an appearance in Tomb Raider: Underworld. Lara’s ... [Continue Reading]

17/07/2014 // 5 Comments

In the Spotlight: Findlay G

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 15 years old and, I’d imagine, one of the younger fans of the Tomb Raider series. I have an unhealthy addiction to video games (obviously Tomb Raider is among them), computers, and other types of technology. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I learned about the series when I was probably 7 or 8, when my brother had TR1 for PS1. If I can remember correctly, he had played the ... [Continue Reading]

15/07/2014 // 0 Comments

Book Review: The Amulet of Power by Mike Resnick

Back in 2003 and 2004, during the period I’ve come to call “The Dark Ages”, Del Rey published three spin-off novels based on the popular Tomb Raider video game and film series. Core Design’s last Tomb Raider game, The Angel of Darkness, and Paramount’s The Cradle of Life had both failed to live up to expectations so the future of the franchise was already hanging in the balance when the first novel, Mike ... [Continue Reading]

13/07/2014 // 4 Comments

Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider 1: Aztec Maize Goddess

When I first played Tomb Raider 1 back in 1996, I never realized how many real-life Pre-Columbian (and other) artefacts could be spotted throughout the game’s Peru levels. Some of them, such as the Chimú bird carving, were already familiar to me as I had studied Peruvian art and archaeology for a GCSE art project. But it wasn’t until I started working on this blog and replaying this 1996 classic that I began to notice that the ... [Continue Reading]

11/07/2014 // 0 Comments

Unearthed: 30th June-6th July

It’s time for another edition of Unearthed! Can you believe another week has just flown by? Where are the days going..? So, without further ado, here are some of the best articles, blog posts, and tweets of the past 7 days! Tomb Raider News & Views: There’s been a lot of speculation as to how the upcoming Tomb Raider novel will fit into the new timeline so Crystal Dynamics have responded and confirmed that the events in the novel ... [Continue Reading]

06/07/2014 // 0 Comments

Oh My Gods! 5 Online Guides to Egyptian Gods and Religion

Back in March, I compiled a little list of online resources on Aztec mythology for those who wanted to learn more about Xolotl and the other gods mentioned in the popular co-op game, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light. And now that the Egypt-centric Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris is heading our way later this year, I thought it fitting to put together a list of some of my favourite online guides to Ancient Egyptian gods, goddesses, ... [Continue Reading]

02/07/2014 // 0 Comments

Unearthed: 23rd-29th June 2014

Another week is drawing to a close and what a week it’s been for the Tomb Raider fandom. Not only was issue 5 of Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider comic series released this week, Crystal Dynamics also confirmed that a new Tomb Raider novel will be published this autumn. And that’s not all. Here’s a round-up of the blog posts, articles, and tweets that caught my attention this week! Tomb Raider News & Views: Survivor Reborn ... [Continue Reading]

29/06/2014 // 0 Comments

“Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals” Novel Coming This Autumn

Working cover for Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals (Image credit: BradyGames) BradyGames have announced that a brand new Tomb Raider novel will be coming our way later this year. Written by the bestselling author and comic book writer Dan Abnett and his partner Nik Vincent, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals will continue and build upon the events of Tomb Raider 2013 and, like the ongoing comic series, will become canon within ... [Continue Reading]

27/06/2014 // 8 Comments

In the Spotlight: Gabriel T

So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Gabriel and I’m a 13-year-old from the West Midlands, England. I love to draw a lot but my biggest passion is Tomb Raider! I think that I might be one of the youngest Tomb Raider fans out there. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? Well, I learnt about it from my dad. He used to play the games when I was younger and I used to love to watch him play! I can remember ... [Continue Reading]

23/06/2014 // 2 Comments

Unearthed: 16th-22nd June 2014

Here’s a round-up of some of the best news articles, blog posts, videos, and tweets of the past week! Tomb Raider News & Views: Livestream Recaps for “Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris” from E3 2014 - Did you miss any of the E3 livestreams for “Temple of Osiris”? You can find them all here. I Did It! Gaming Industry Update - Katie Fleming (Katie’s Tomb Raider Site) has finally broken into the game industry after ... [Continue Reading]

22/06/2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Jason Croft

So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jason, I live in the south of England and I’m 14 years old so I am probably one of the younger Tomb Raider fans. I love playing games, cosplaying and talking to people with the same interests as myself. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? My dad works for a big computer company and was trying to help out a client with something. In short, the company did not help out the ... [Continue Reading]

18/06/2014 // 0 Comments

Lara’s Travels: The Cistern

Over the years, Lara Croft has visited dozens of archaeologically fascinating places but not all of them have been particularly glamorous. One such place that instantly springs to mind is the Cistern in Tomb Raider 1. When I first started playing Tomb Raider back in 1996, I bought myself a copy of the Prima official strategy guide to help me get through the game (Stella’s Walkthroughs wasn’t around back then) and while flicking ... [Continue Reading]

17/06/2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Sandra F

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 28 years old and I’m a social sciences teacher and lawyer from Paraguay. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I guess it was when I was about 13 years old. I played it at my cousin’s house because he was the only one who had a Playstation in my neighbourhood at that time. Do you run a Tomb Raider fansite or blog? If so, what would you say was your biggest achievement to ... [Continue Reading]

15/06/2014 // 0 Comments

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