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About the Author

If you’re reading this, it probably means you want to learn more about the blogger behind The Archaeology of Tomb Raider. 😉

The Basics:

  • Name – Kelly M
  • Age – 30-something
  • Twitter – @TombRaiderArch
  • Location – The Netherlands, but originally from Gibraltar
  • Living with – My husband, S, and our two cats, Rico and Juno
  • Favourite Tomb Raider game – Tomb Raider II
  • Speaks/Understands (with varying degrees of fluency) – English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, French, and Japanese
  • Credentials – My academic background is in modern Chinese studies and international relations but I’ve also studied for an undergraduate certificate in archaeology in my spare time

Interests & Hobbies :

  • East Asian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Andean archaeology
  • Archaeological ethics and cultural heritage management
  • Art repatriation and the illicit trade in antiquities
  • Foreign languages
  • Travel
  • Wildlife conservation (especially big cats and birds of prey)
  • East Asian and South-East Asian cuisines
  • Blogging and social media
  • Video games (a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series)
  • Reading (mostly non-fiction and travel writing)
  • Archery (owner of a 35-lb Hungarian horse bow)


If you’d like to know what I think about the Tomb Raider series or Lara Croft, check out this edition of In the Spotlight. And if you’re curious as to why I started this blog, you’ll find answers to your questions in my article, Why I Blog About Archaeology (and Tomb Raider).

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