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Daily Links: 6th April 2013

Tomb Raider Thoughts From A Lara Newbie (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Tomb Raider newcomer shares his thoughts on the new Tomb Raider game. (Author’s comment: I wonder how many people who have played TR 2013 have never played one of the older games. Has this new game reached a new, wider audience?)

Then + Now: Machu Picchu (National Geographic)

Jonathan Irish compares modern-day Machu Picchu with that seen in a photo taken by Hiram Bingham over a hundred years ago. (Author’s comment: Hiram Bingham brought this awe-inspiring Inca site to the world’s attention in 1911. You can read Bingham’s original report here)

No room for archaeology? (DigVentures)

What happens when museums can’t afford to store and curate archaeological archives and selling the artefacts off is not an option?

The buried statues of war (Lifo)

Ever wondered what happened to Greece’s priceless treasures when the Germans invaded Athens in 1941? Spoiler alert: They were hidden under the National Archaeological Museum. (Author’s comment: A side note but if you’re ever in Athens, do make sure you visit this museum. You can very easily spend a whole day in there)

Crowdfunding the Past: Is This the Future of Archaeology? (Past Horizons)

As public funding for archaeology dries up, is crowdfunding the way forward? Find out how DigVentures, the world’s first archaeology crowdfunding platform, hopes to step in and save British archaeology.

Misogyny, Sexism, And Why RPS Isn’t Shutting Up (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun joins the debate on misogyny and sexism in video games and the gaming industry.

How To Play Tomb Raider Like A Professional (Game Informer)

Jeff’s tips on how to play Tomb Raider like a pro. (Author’s comments: I wonder if he was watching me play when he wrote this…)

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About Kelly M (396 Articles)
A Gibraltarian-born blogger, gamer, and archaeology enthusiast with a passion for languages and wildlife conservation. Tweets under the username @TombRaiderArch and runs the official fansite, The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.
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