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15 Awesome Tomb Raider Easter Eggs

One of the greatest pleasures in video gaming is the discovery (intentional or otherwise) of “Easter eggs”, those little jokes, secret levels, or hidden messages that game developers insert in their games for the players’ amusement. With a back catalogue spanning almost two decades and across multiple platforms, the Tomb Raider series has had its fair share of “Easter eggs”, ranging from humourous references to fan ... [Continue Reading]

13/04/2015 // 8 Comments

The Tomb Raider Movie Franchise Hits the Reboot Button

Rumours of a new Tomb Raider film have been floating about the Internet ever since the release of the critically-acclaimed Tomb Raider 2013 and there appeared to be some glimmer of hope when GK Films and MGM announced that Marti Noxon, a screenwriter best known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, had been hired to work on the script. Everything was falling into place. Or so we thought. Months went by without an update and Noxon’s ... [Continue Reading]

02/03/2015 // 9 Comments

Hunted: A Fan Film Based on Tomb Raider

When rumours of a new Tomb Raider film failed to come to fruition, fans wasted no time filling in the void in their fandom. Last year, we were treated to Croft, a 20-minute film shot in British Columbia, Canada, and starring Cassandra Ebner. And now there’s another fan-produced film on the horizon: Hunted. Hunted is the brainchild of a group of talented actors, artists, and writers and is based on the hugely successful Tomb Raider 2013. ... [Continue Reading]

08/08/2014 // 2 Comments

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: 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

Who Should Be Cast in the New Tomb Raider Film?

As many of you may already know, GK Films and MGM have hired Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer and co-producer Marti Noxon to work on the script for their upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film. It’s not yet clear whether the film will be a big-screen adaptation of Tomb Raider 2013 or an all-new adventure set after Ms Croft’s ordeal on Yamatai but fans will no doubt be looking forward to finding out who will be cast as our beloved female ... [Continue Reading]

16/06/2013 // 9 Comments

Popular Archaeology: The Lost Temples of Angkor

Popular Archaeology published an article about the discovery of five pre-Angkorian temples in Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchay province in February 2013. Archaeological field survey and excavation work in Cambodia is often hampered by the presence of land mines, legacies of the bloody civil wars that threatened to tear the country apart in the 1970s, but…. …Despite that danger, on that day, in February of 2013, [Nady] Phann and his ... [Continue Reading]

03/06/2013 // 2 Comments

Article: Heroes, Mummies & Treasure: Near Eastern Archaeology in the Movies

Dr. Kevin McGeough’s article Heroes, Mummies & Treasure: Near Eastern Archaeology in the Movies examines the portrayal of Near Eastern archaeology in the movies and addresses the general public’s romantic view of archaeology as an adventurous (and often dangerous) occupation. He argues that archaeologists can better understand the public’s perception of archaeology and communicate archaeological knowledge more effectively ... [Continue Reading]

26/05/2013 // 4 Comments

Article: Romancing the Stones: Archaeology in Popular Cinema

In his article Romancing the Stones: Archaeology in Popular Cinema, historian Mark A. Hall looks at how archaeology and archaeologists are depicted in popular cinema and considers how the recurring themes of cultural appropriation, cultural imperialism, and emphasis on “treasured objects” create a somewhat skewed and negative view of the profession. Among the films examined are the original Indiana Jones trilogy, the Mummy film ... [Continue Reading]

16/03/2013 // 4 Comments

Which Tomb Raider Location Would You Love to Explore in Real Life?

If you had the money and means to explore any of the locations featured in the Tomb Raider game or film series, where would you go? Angkor Wat? Antarctica? Peru? Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a message below! Update: Popular answers included Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm in Cambodia, Peru, the Great Wall of China, India, and Egypt. Follow the Archaeology of Tomb Raider on social ... [Continue Reading]

14/03/2013 // 19 Comments

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