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Unearthed: 15th May 2013

How to Teach yourself Ancient (and Modern) Languages (GraecoMuse)

Jenni shares some great tips on how to teach yourself an ancient (or modern) language. (Author’s comment: I re-blogged this post a couple of days ago but if you missed it, do check it out. I also think I might be the follower who’s trying to teach herself Mayan glyphs ;))

Why playing Skyrim makes you an Archaeologist (Archaeology, Academia and Access)

If you think archaeology and role-playing games have little in common, guess again. Emily explains why she thinks historical RPGs like Skyrim are important to archaeological discourse. (Author’s comment: Emily is studying for an MA in Digital Heritage and is researching how people engage with digital landscapes as part of her Masters thesis)

Let’s talk about Theory, baby (Pots & Places, Stones & Bones)

Lucy talks about archaeological theory and why it’s not as tough as some people think. (Author’s comment: This is the first in a series of blog posts that will look at the key ideas in archaeological theory and how these can change the way an archaeologist looks at objects)

The Facing Stones of the Large Pyramids—An Interview with Jean-Pierre Houdin (Em Hotep)

The author interviews the French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, a leading expert on Egyptian pyramid construction techniques.

Archaeology after the Arab Spring (ASOR Blog)

Jesse Casana looks at the state of archaeology in North Africa and the Middle East following the political turmoils of the “Arab Spring”.

HOB Salon Offering Up Lara’s Iconic Look (Tomb Raider Official Tumblr Blog)

If you liked Lara’s hairstyle in her latest game outing, you might be pleased to know that you can get the official “Lara” haircut at any of the UK-based HOB Salons. (Author’s comment: Alternatively, you could take a few pictures of Lara to your hairdresser and ask him/her to try and mimic her hairstyle….sans blood and mud)

Afterthoughts: Tomb Raider (The Fistfest Vanguard)

It’s been two months since Tomb Raider 2013 was released. One blogger looks back and shares his thoughts on the game and the new Lara Croft.

Raiding the “Tomb Raider” Tombs of Ta Prohm (Angkor Temples Part 3) (Twice as much in half the space)

Judi writes about her visit to the Ta Prohm temple at Angkor, Cambodia. (Author’s comment: Whilst I’m getting a little tired of seeing this temple referred to as the “Tomb Raider temple”, I think it’s great that the Tomb Raider series has introduced this beautiful temple to hundreds, possible thousands, of people who may not have known about it before they watched the 2001 film)

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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.

5 Comments on Unearthed: 15th May 2013

  1. While “The Tomb Raider Temple” definitely isn’t the actual name (just more catchy and easy to recognise), I think Ta Prohm undergoes worse when it gets referred to as “Angkor Wat” 😛

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    • That’s very true. A lot of people confuse Angkor (the civilization and region) with Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm tends to get bundled in with the latter. Both sites are on my travel wish list and I hope to visit them both some day. 🙂

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  2. Thanks again for the mention, Kelly! 🙂 I’m so glad you find my posts interesting and relevant!

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