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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. You’ll find a brief biography, a list of interests and hobbies, and an archive of interviews and features below.

About Me:

  • Name – Kelly M.
  • Age – Late 30s.
  • 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 with the University of Leicester in my spare time (completed in July 2010). I also have a professional interest in online marketing,  localisation, SEO techniques, and gaming (console and mobile).
  • Occupation – Freelance translator and content creator.
Kelly M, admin and chief content creator for The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

Kelly M, admin and chief content creator for The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.

Interests & Hobbies :

  • East Asian and Egyptian archaeology;
  • Archaeological ethics, art repatriation, 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 (especially the former);
  • Reading non-fiction, biographies, and travel writing; and
  • Archery (I’m the proud owner of a 35-lb Hungarian horse bow).


  • 8-Bit Girl (published in November 2015)
  • Guns & Grapple (published in November 2015)
  • The Mental Attic (published in March 2014)

Featured In:

  • “The Very Specific Reason Why Tomb Raider’s Women Super Fans Are Worried About The Movie Adaptation” by Elena Nicolaou (published in March 2018)


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Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and thank you for supporting The Archaeology of Tomb Raider!

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