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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 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, translation, and international relations but I’ve also studied for an undergraduate certificate in archaeology in my spare time and have a keen interest in online marketing and gaming (console and mobile).
  • Occupation – Freelance translator and content creator.

Lara Croft poses with a Greek owl (Image credit: Kelly M)


Interests & Hobbies :

  • East Asian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Andean archaeology;
  • Archaeological ethics and cultural heritage management;
  • Foreign languages and linguistics;
  • Travel;
  • Wildlife conservation;
  • East Asian, South Asian, and South-East Asian cuisines;
  • Blogging, online marketing, and social media;
  • Video games (console and mobile);
  • Star Wars and Star Trek;
  • Reading (mostly non-fiction and travel writing);
  • Archery (I’m the proud 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 to know why I launched this site, check out my article, Why I Blog About Archaeology (and Tomb Raider).

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