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Language Proficiency Will Be Part of Lara’s Skill Set in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics have promised that their latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will push Lara Croft to her physical and mental limits as she journeys across Syria and Siberia in search of the secrets of immortality. Not only will she need to rely on her wits and outdoor survival skills to accomplish her mission, she will also need to rely on some of the skills she may have acquired during her student days. Creative Director Noah Hughes has ... [Continue Reading]

22/06/2015 // 12 Comments

Why We Love Ancient Languages

Earlier this week, I published a post titled “Why Study a Dead Language?”, which included an excerpt of Josephine Livingstone’s article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”. Apart from a few failed attempts to learn Middle Egyptian, I can’t really say I’ve tried to learn any “dead” languages. So I asked a few readers and followers on social media to share their experiences and reasons for ... [Continue Reading]

20/09/2013 // 4 Comments

Why Study a Dead Language?

In her article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”, Josephine Livingstone argues that there is still some value in learning dead (or extinct) languages such as Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit as they allow us access to a vast body of ancient literature and can even make it easier for people to acquire other modern languages. Sometimes we need to remember, however, that there are reasons for learning extinct languages beyond ... [Continue Reading]

16/09/2013 // 11 Comments

Unearthed: 13th June 2013

Buffy Writer Takes on Tomb Raider Reboot (IGN) Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon has been hired to work on the script for the upcoming MGM Tomb Raider reboot. People in heritage: John Schofield, archaeologist (Get Into Heritage) Archaeologist John Schofield shares some tips and careers advice for aspiring archaeologists. Angkor Wat: Photo Gallery (Elsewise Engaged) Simon and Kerri share some of the photos they took during a visit to ... [Continue Reading]

13/06/2013 // 0 Comments

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Unearthed: 15th May 2013

How to Teach yourself Ancient (and Modern) Languages (GraecoMuse) Jenni shares some great tips on how to teach yourself an ancient (or modern) language. (Author’s comment: I re-blogged this post a couple of days ago but if you missed it, do check it out. I also think I might be the follower who’s trying to teach herself Mayan glyphs ;)) Why playing Skyrim makes you an Archaeologist (Archaeology, Academia and Access) If you think ... [Continue Reading]

15/05/2013 // 5 Comments

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Daily Links: 11th April 2013

Bobblehead no more: finishing the falcon mummy treatment (In the Artifact Lab) Molly Gleeson explains how one would go about repairing an Egyptian falcon mummy. Why Do I Cosplay? Let Me Count The Ways (Meagan Marie) Meagan talks about what motivates her to cosplay as her favourite fictional characters. (Author’s comment: Another well-written and heartfelt blog post by Crystal Dynamics’s talented Community and Communications ... [Continue Reading]

11/04/2013 // 0 Comments


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