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Guest Blog: The League of Extraordinary Treasure Hunters

Guest Blogger: Ross Wittenham. How awesome would it be if Lara Croft found herself in an adventure with The Da Vinci Code’s Robert Langdon and National Treasure’s Ben Gates? It’d be like the Avengers of the treasure-hunting scene. Think about it; they have complimentary skill sets. Robert Langdon is all over the symbology business, while Gates is good at bluffing his way into top security events. Lara, of course, has all the cross-country ... [Continue Reading]

22/05/2014 // 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Thoughts on Aztec Philosophy

Guest blog by C.T. Murphy. Games are an excellent medium for modern storytellers to explore ancient cultures and their mythologies. While many series, such as Tomb Raider, do so with some sense of realism, it’s the games that repurposed ancient mythological ideas into their own entities that first introduced me to a wider world of beliefs. For instance, the player ability to summon a flying feathered serpent capable of conjuring storms and ... [Continue Reading]

05/03/2014 // 3 Comments

Tomb Raider #1 - Guest Review by the Oracle of Film

Review by the Oracle of Film. Right from the first panel, we are thrown back into Yamatai. Lara Croft, before she was dubbed the Tomb Raider, running from the Solarii, jumping over cliffs and running along the ruins of burnt-out aircrafts. For a brief moment, we are back in that rebooted game, the tension dialled right back up to those pulse-pounding levels we played way back in 2013. However, this time something changes. The burning corpse of ... [Continue Reading]

01/03/2014 // 2 Comments

Guest Blog: 6 Amazing Archaeological Sites That Lara Croft Hasn’t Visited (But Really Should)

Guest Blog by Lisa-Marie Shillito (@ArchaeologyLisa) 1) Pavlopetri - The City Beneath the Waves In the original Tomb Raider Lara finds herself in the fabled lost city of Atlantis, known only through the written accounts of Plato around 360 BC, where it is said to have vanished beneath the waves some 9000 years earlier. This would make Atlantis around 11,000 years old, pushing its occupation right back to the beginning of the Holocene, or ... [Continue Reading]

25/01/2014 // 1 Comment

Guest Blog: My Female Gaming Role Model, Lara Croft

By Working Game Mom. Lara Croft is the star of “Tomb Raider”. She is probably one of, if not the, strongest female in video gaming (yes, I know the picture is of the movie adaptation, but what can I say, Angelina Jolie brings out my lesbian). My love for the Tomb Raider series started in 1997 after I received a PlayStation for Christmas. A hot chick that can kill things and is athletic enough to climb any wall? I’m for it! I always looked ... [Continue Reading]

13/11/2013 // 2 Comments

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 local economy. If you have any comments or feedback on this article, you’re welcome to leave ... [Continue Reading]

21/09/2013 // 11 Comments

Guest Blog: Why I Love Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider

This guest blog by Shanthini M is the fifth in our Tomb Raider Inspirations series, in which fans of the Tomb Raider series share their thoughts on the franchise and its leading lady and explain how their personal and/or professional lives have been influenced by one of the most successful video game series to date. In her guest blog, Shanthini explains what makes Lara a good role model for young women (and men) and how Lara has inspired her to ... [Continue Reading]

31/08/2013 // 6 Comments

Guest Blog: All T*ts and Tight Shorts: A Feminist’s View on Lara Croft

Classic Lara’s portrayal in the older Tomb Raider games has certainly caused a lot of controversy over the years, with some people even suggesting that Lara’s unrealistic proportions were the very reason why many female gamers found it hard to relate to Ms Croft. Cath certainly felt that way, as she explains in her article, All T*ts and Tight Shorts: A Feminist’s View on Lara Croft  (UPDATE: BLOG POST HAS BEEN DELETED) Now, ... [Continue Reading]

15/08/2013 // 3 Comments

Guest Blog: Life Might Not Be a Video Game But…

This guest blog by Anya Martin is the fourth in our Tomb Raider Inspirations series, in which fans of the Tomb Raider series share their thoughts on the franchise and its leading lady and explain how their personal and/or professional lives have been influenced by one of the most successful video game series to date. In her guest post, Anya shares her thoughts on the Tomb Raider series and explains how Lara’s single-minded dedication has ... [Continue Reading]

12/08/2013 // 12 Comments

Guest Blog: Gates of Hel: The Norse Cosmology Behind Tomb Raider: Underworld

By Anya Martin. In Tomb Raider: Underworld (2009), we follow Lara as she visits a number of Norse ‘underworlds’, scattered across locations including Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Thailand. Here she finds a series of artefacts allowing her to wield Thor’s legendary hammer Mjölnir, the key to opening the gates of Helheim, where she discovers the truth of her mother’s disappearance (following on from Legend’s plot). Unsurprisingly, ... [Continue Reading]

06/08/2013 // 7 Comments

Guest Blog: Lara Croft: The Muse for Every Strong Fictional Female Character Since 1996

This guest blog is the third in our Tomb Raider Inspirations series, in which fans of the Tomb Raider series share their thoughts on the franchise and its leading lady and explain how their personal and/or professional lives have been influenced by one of the most successful video game series to date. Today’s guest blog is from the author of Sometimes Inspiration Strikes, who explains how her love of the Tomb Raider franchise was rekindled ... [Continue Reading]

04/08/2013 // 3 Comments

Guest Blog: Lara Croft – Why I Love Her

This guest blog is the first in our Tomb Raider Inspirations blog series, in which fans of the Tomb Raider series are invited to share their thoughts on the franchise and its leading lady and explain how their personal and/or professional lives have been influenced by one of the most successful video game series to date. Today’s guest blog is from Chloë, who explains why she is a die-hard fan of Lara Croft and how this famous fictional ... [Continue Reading]

18/07/2013 // 5 Comments

Tomb Raider Inspirations: Guest Blogging Opportunities

Did the Tomb Raider games inspire you to study archaeology at university? Or become a fan fiction writer? Or take up cosplaying as a hobby? Or pursue a career in the video game industry? If so, you may be pleased to know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is currently inviting guest blogs from anyone whose personal and/or professional life has been shaped by the Tomb Raider game series. For more information on how you can take part in my new ... [Continue Reading]

06/07/2013 // 8 Comments

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