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Photo Gallery: Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures


I love taking photos when I’m on holiday but, like many others, I’m guilty of taking way too many photos and tend to forget to share them on Facebook or simply print them out. So what better way to share some of my photos than posting them on the blog for you to see? Below … Continue reading »

Guest Blog: Tomb Raider and the Temples of Angkor


Guest blogger Anya Martin has just returned from a trip to Cambodia, where she explored the magnificent and now world-famous Angkor temple complex near Siem Reap. In this guest article, Anya not only shares what she’s learnt about the site’s construction and history but also discusses the impact the 2001 Tomb Raider film has had on the … Continue reading »

Why We Love Ancient Languages


Earlier this week, I published a post titled “Why Study a Dead Language?”, which included an excerpt of Josephine Livingstone’s article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”. Apart from a few failed attempts to learn Middle Egyptian, I can’t really say I’ve tried to learn any “dead” languages. So I asked a few readers … Continue reading »

Arte-Factual: Buddhist Symbols of Barkhang Monastery (Part 1)


Those of you who have known me for a while will probably know that Tomb Raider 2: The Dagger of Xian is (and most likely always will be) my favourite Tomb Raider game. You might also know that I was interested in archaeology and ancient civilizations long before Ms Croft appeared on the game scene … Continue reading »

Why Study a Dead Language?


In her article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”, Josephine Livingstone argues that there is still some value in learning dead (or extinct) languages such as Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit as they allow us access to a vast body of ancient literature and can even make it easier for people to acquire other … Continue reading »

7 Egyptology Blogs You Should Be Following


Are you interested in Ancient Egypt and looking for some quality blogs to read? Then look no further! Here are seven Egyptology blogs that get the Archaeology of Tomb Raider stamp of approval! 1) The Egyptiana Emporium - This blog is run by Gemma, an Egyptology graduate, and was one of the most popular blogs at the … Continue reading »

Lara’s Travels: Meteora


In the last edition of Lara’s Travels, I wrote about the island of Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean, one of the real-life locations featured in Tomb Raider: Underworld. This time, however, we’ll be going back in time to where it all began and look at one of the places Lara visits in the original … Continue reading »

CLOSED: Enter the 1st Archaeology of Tomb Raider Sweepstake Competition!


UPDATE: This competition has now ended. Thanks to everyone who took part in our first sweepstake! Keep an eye out for future competitions on this blog. It’s been 6 months since The Archaeology of Tomb Raider was launched! And what better way to celebrate it than with a sweepstake competition? I’m afraid I don’t have … Continue reading »

Arte-Factual: The Times Exclusive Level: Anubis Shrine


In the last edition of Arte-Factual, I wrote about the Metal Inrō from Tomb Raider 2013 and explained how these cases were used in pre-modern Japan. This time around, I will be taking a look at a well-known Ancient Egyptian artefact that makes an appearance in The Times Exclusive Level, a stand-alone level that was released in … Continue reading »

EgyptologyBooks.Com


If you’re looking for books on Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, you’ll find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, and e-books over at EgyptologyBooks.Com. EgyptologyBooks.Com is an online referral book store which specializes in Egyptological publications for all ages and levels of interest. Whether you’re looking for an academic text on the … Continue reading »

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