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Pillagers of the Past and an Interview with Author Jordan Jacobs

For decades, Hollywood and other entertainment outlets have depicted archaeologists as globe-trotting treasure hunters with a thirst for adventure, a taste for shiny trinkets, and a flagrant disregard for the integrity and safety of the ancient sites they’re trespassing on. Lost cities are a staple plot point of your average archaeological adventure and encounters with the mystical and/or paranormal are almost a certainty. Despite the best ... [Continue Reading]

27/01/2021 // 4 Comments

Photo Gallery: Jean Michel Thery’s Angkor Temple Model

In December, I posted a gallery of photos of Jean Michel Thery’s Tomb Raider-inspired models to help showcase his talent and share his work with other Tomb Raider fans. This time around, he’s kindly allowed me to share photos of another of his creations, a model of an Angkor temple. This model was inspired by Angkor Wat and the other Angkorian temples seen in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation and in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ... [Continue Reading]

01/02/2021 // 4 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]

21/09/2020 // 11 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]

03/06/2020 // 2 Comments


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