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Oh My Gods! 5 Online Guides to Egyptian Gods and Religion

Back in March, I compiled a little list of online resources on Aztec mythology for those who wanted to learn more about Xolotl and the other gods mentioned in the popular co-op game, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light. And now that the Egypt-centric Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris is heading our way later this year, I thought it fitting to put together a list of some of my favourite online guides to Ancient Egyptian gods, goddesses, ... [Continue Reading]

02/07/2014 // 0 Comments

Lara Croft Heads Back to Egypt in “Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris”

If the announcement about the follow-up to Tomb Raider 2013 wasn’t enough, you’ll be glad to hear that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will also be releasing a sequel to the popular co-op game, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light in the not-too-distant future! Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris will feature an Egypt-centric storyline The Egypt-centric Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris will allow up to 4 players to explore ... [Continue Reading]

10/06/2014 // 3 Comments

Arte-Factual: The Last Revelation: The Dendera Zodiac

It seems that everyone is going crazy for Katy Perry’s latest music video, Dark Horse, which presents a very colourful, if somewhat inaccurate, view of Ancient Egypt. So I thought I’d jump on the latest “Egyptomania” bandwagon and look at a famous sculpture that can be seen in the Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation level, Cleopatra’s Palaces. Perhaps you may recall seeing a large blue disc painted on (or carved out ... [Continue Reading]

26/02/2014 // 7 Comments

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt (CLOSED)

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider Facebook page has hit the 1,000-like mark and to celebrate this milestone, I’m launching a brand new competition: The Archaeology of Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt. Since I don’t have any official Tomb Raider merchandise to give away, I will once again be giving away three books from my personal library to three lucky readers (i.e. one book per person). The books are pre-owned but are in good condition. ... [Continue Reading]

20/12/2013 // 9 Comments

Photo Gallery: Jean Michel Thery’s Tomb Raider Models

If you’ve been visiting the Archaeology of Tomb Raider Facebook page recently, you may have seen some photos of an Ancient Egyptian-themed Tomb Raider model. This beautiful work of art was created by Jean Michel Thery and since he doesn’t have his own blog or website, I offered to share his photos on this blog. Jean Michel was born and raised in Lille, France, and now lives in Belgium. He retired a few years ago and devotes most of ... [Continue Reading]

13/12/2013 // 5 Comments

And the Winners of the Archaeology of Tomb Raider Sweepstake Are….

The first Archaeology of Tomb Raider sweepstake competition has now come to an end! It’s been a huge success with over 80 people from around the world competing for the chance to win either a copy of Lesley and Roy Adkin’s The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs or Barbara Watterson’s Gods of Ancient Egypt. Thank you all so much for participating and for spreading the word about the competition on Facebook and ... [Continue Reading]

01/10/2013 // 0 Comments

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 you will find a selection of photos I took while visiting the exhibition Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures in Brussels in June 2011 (the Belgian site is ... [Continue Reading]

23/09/2013 // 4 Comments

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 time of writing. The main focus of the blog is on Egyptological news, the examination of museum pieces, and the author’s own ... [Continue Reading]

15/09/2013 // 15 Comments

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 December 1999 and developed in conjunction with The Times newspaper.** The artefact in question is the Anubis statue ... [Continue Reading]

04/09/2013 // 9 Comments

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 archaeology of Pre-Dynastic Egypt, a self-study course on ... [Continue Reading]

01/09/2013 // 7 Comments

Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider I: Egyptian Cat Statue

Yesterday was World Cat Day so I thought I’d celebrate it (albeit belatedly) by writing a post about one of the most easily recognizable artefacts seen in the original Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider Gold: Unfinished Business, the Gayer-Anderson cat statue. A replica of this famous and much-loved statue could be found in the City of Khamoon level and was apparently so appealing that Lara returned to the site in Unfinished Business to add the ... [Continue Reading]

09/08/2013 // 12 Comments

The University of Manchester’s Short Courses in Egyptology

Would you love to study Egyptology but are unable to commit to a degree programme? Or do you want to focus on just one specific aspect of Ancient Egyptian history or culture? If so, you may be interested in the University of Manchester’s short courses in Egyptology. Online courses in Egyptology (Image credit: The University of Manchester) These non-credit bearing courses are 10 weeks long (6 weeks of taught modules plus 4 weeks to allow ... [Continue Reading]

25/07/2013 // 7 Comments

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 8th July 2013

Checklist for a Great CV (The Blog of Dean Weller | ‘The Careers Guy’) It’s that time of year when archaeology graduates will normally find themselves applying for further study or jobs. If you fall under the latter category, here are some tips for writing the perfect CV. Volunteer army drafted to map every ancient hill fort (BBC News) The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council will be funding a 4-year project to ... [Continue Reading]

08/07/2013 // 0 Comments

Sunken Civilizations: Heracleion

From Franck Goddio’s website: Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The ... [Continue Reading]

08/06/2013 // 0 Comments

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