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Arte-Factual: Minoan Dolphin Fresco (Tomb Raider 1)

Time for another blast from the past as we return once again to the original 1996 Tomb Raider for this edition of Arte-Factual! If you’ve ever played the original game, you may have noticed that the game developers drew inspiration from real-life artworks and artefacts, such as the Toltec pillars at Tula in Mexico, the Gayer-Anderson cat statue, and the Chimú bird motifs that adorn the adobe walls of buildings at Chan Chan in Peru. This ... [Continue Reading]

October 7, 2020 // 11 Comments

Unearthed: 12th June 2013

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists? (The Guardian) Belinda Parmer calls on the gaming industry to create more games with strong female protagonists and to tackle sexism within the industry. KALI-MA! Ritual Human Heart Extraction (Bones Don’t Lie) Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where Mola Ram removes the heart of a sacrificial victim? Katy questions whether such practices ... [Continue Reading]

June 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Archaeology News – 13th to 19th May 2013

Africa: Al Ruwaida site yields unique archaeological find (Gulf News) Alexandria plans for a new maritime museum (Al-Shorfa) Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt (Live Science) Earliest Evidence of Hunting by Human Ancestors Found in Kenya (Sci-News) Skeleton of a Roman warrior unearthed in south Egypt (Ahram Online) Asia: 15 antique items seized‚ one held (The Himalayan Times) Agriculture in China Predates Domesticated Rice: ... [Continue Reading]

May 19, 2020 // 1 Comment

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