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Kelly McGuire is a translator, editor, writer, and gamer with a passion for archaeology, foreign languages, cultural heritage, and wildlife conservation. She tweets under the username @TRHorizons and is the admin and chief content creator for Tomb Raider Horizons.

Official ‘Tomb Raider’ Site Launches Maya-Themed Puzzle

Want the chance to win some cool prizes and unlock clues about Lara Croft’s next adventure? Then head on over to the official Tomb Raider site and see if you can use your wits and powers of observation to solve its new Maya-themed, multi-level puzzle, ‘Path of the Stars’. The first level went live on Monday 19 March 2018 and posed a simple challenge: to click and drag three rings of Maya glyphs in order to align three matching glyphs. If you’re having trouble solving the ... [Continue Reading]

March 20, 2018 // 5 Comments

Lara Croft Will Cast Her ‘Shadow’ This September

It’s been 84 years since we’ve had any real news about a new Tomb Raider game but the long wait is finally over! Square Enix has announced that the next (and final) chapter of Lara Croft’s origin story, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be out this September and, as promised, the countdown to its release has begun with “a major event in 2018”, namely the global release of the Tomb Raider film. Over the next few months, fans can expect a steady stream of screenshots, ... [Continue Reading]

March 15, 2018 // 7 Comments

8 Egyptology Blogs You Should Be Following

If you’re looking for some quality blogs on Ancient Egyptian history, language, or art, then look no further. All of the blogs listed below have been handpicked for their educational value, originality, and accessibility to the general public. Please note that this is an updated (and slightly expanded) version of the list I published back in September 2013. Blogs come and go. Some have vanished off the face of the Earth since the original list was published and new ones have risen up in ... [Continue Reading]

March 6, 2018 // 5 Comments

Dark Horse Announces New Series, ‘Tomb Raider: Inferno’

The current run of Tomb Raider comics, Survivor’s Crusade, is drawing to a close on April 4 but Dark Horse has announced that Lara Croft will be back for yet another adventure and, this time, she may have met her match. The new four-part mini-series, Tomb Raider: Inferno, will be written by Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly, the duo responsible for Survivor’s Crusade, and sees Lara take on Trinity once more. But, this time, the sinister organisation has a trick up its sleeves: a new ... [Continue Reading]

February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

‘Tomb Raider’ Legend Gets the Barbie Doll Treatment

Looking for a new Lara Croft figure to add to your Tomb Raider shrine? Well, you’re in luck as Mattel have given the legendary tomb raider the Barbie doll treatment and you’ll be able to get yours as from February 19! Based on Alicia Vikander’s interpretation of the iconic heroine, this fully-articulated doll dons a similar outfit to that worn by Vikander and comes with a range of accessories inspired by the film: a map of Yamatai, a journal marked with the initials R.C. ... [Continue Reading]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Funko Unveils Reboot Lara Croft Pop! Figure at Toy Fair 2018

The Toy Fair is in town – New York City to be precise – and pop culture giant Funko took the opportunity to announce that Reboot Lara Croft has gotten her very own Funko Pop! vinyl figure. Equipped with her bow, red climbing axe, radio, and pistol and sporting her trademark green pendant, this new Lara Croft Pop! figure pays homage to the 2013 reboot game and the upcoming 2018 film starring Alicia Vikander. Unlike her Classic Lara counterpart, this Lara is looking a little worse for ... [Continue Reading]

February 16, 2018 // 2 Comments

Get Fighting Fit With Alicia Vikander’s Personal Trainer

If you weren’t able to attend Croft Camp, the special one-day fitness training session held in Los Angeles to celebrate the upcoming release of Tomb Raider (2018), fear not. Alicia Vikander’s personal trainer, Magnus Lygdback, has put together a series of easy-to-follow fitness videos to help fans get in shape and follow in the actress’ footsteps. Lygdback has worked with other Hollywood actors in recent years, including James McAvoy, Gal Gadot, and Alexander Skarsgard, and ... [Continue Reading]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Survivor Reborn Takes Lara Croft on an Egyptian Adventure

Survivor Reborn admin Lori and her husband Jay recently spent ten incredible days in Egypt and brought along their Rock Candy Lara Croft figure, who was more than happy to pose for photos in front of some of the country’s key attractions. From the pyramids at Giza to the Graeco-Roman ruins of Alexandria, from the banks of the Nile to the majestic temple ruins of Karnak, from the sun-beaten Valley of the Kings to the treasure-filled halls of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Lori and Jay ... [Continue Reading]

February 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fan Project: History and Geography in ‘Tomb Raider’

Do you like learning about ancient history and faraway lands? Well, if you’re a regular visitor to this site, I think it’s safe to assume that you do. So let me point you in the direction of CroftManor’s phenomenal documentary series, History and Geography in Tomb Raider! History and Geography in Tomb Raider is the brainchild of Simon Bucher, a 22-year-old Tomb Raider fan and student from Germany, and explores the real-life myths, archaeological sites, locations, and ... [Continue Reading]

February 4, 2018 // 1 Comment

Titan Books to Publish ‘Tomb Raider’ Film Companion Book

Make some space in your home library because an 176-page companion book to Tomb Raider (2018) will be hitting shelves on March 20! Written by Sharon Gosling and titled Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film, this hardback companion book will be published by Titan Books and will be packed with concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, insights into the stunts, and commentary from actress Alicia Vikander, director Roar Uthaug, and other cast and crew from the upcoming film. Titan Books has been ... [Continue Reading]

January 29, 2018 // 2 Comments

What Fans Are Saying About the Latest ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

Alicia Vikander’s debut outing as the iconic archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft will be landing in cinemas worldwide this March and is set to make a splash in the lead-up to the hectic 2018 summer blockbuster season. Warner Bros has sent fans into a flurry of excitement by releasing a brand new trailer for the upcoming film. The first trailer may have been lacklustre but this one has done what I thought was impossible: it changed my mind about the film’s prospects and, more ... [Continue Reading]

January 19, 2018 // 5 Comments

Warner Bros Launches ‘Tomb Raider Tuesdays’

What better way to count down to the release of the new Tomb Raider film than with a weekly dose of brand new content? Warner Bros teamed up with actress Alicia Vikander to announce #TombRaiderTuesdays, a weekly social media event that invites fans to join them on an epic adventure packed with film trivia, puzzles, and prizes. Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Happy New Year. Between now and the release of Tomb Raider, join in for #TombRaiderTuesdays to get to know Lara Croft. ... [Continue Reading]

January 10, 2018 // 2 Comments

Six Things We Learned From Total Film’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Exclusive Preview

British film magazine Total Film recently published a seven-page exclusive feature on the upcoming Tomb Raider film, which includes a slew of new stills, behind-the-scenes photos, and on-set interviews with director Roar Uthaug and stars Alicia Vikander (Lara Croft), Dominic West (Lord Richard Croft), and Walton Goggins (Mathias Vogel). Lara Croft will be making her triumphant return to the big screen after a fifteen-year absence and fans are eager to know what they can expect from this March ... [Continue Reading]

January 6, 2018 // 5 Comments

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Wins “Soul of Vitruvius” Award

Rise of the Tomb Raider may have been released over two years ago but the best-selling game is still winning awards for its gameplay and graphics. The 2015 game recently earned another accolade, Steam’s “Soul of Vitruvius” Award, for its beautifully rendered protagonist. In late 2017, the Valve Corporation called on Steam users to vote for games in any (or all) of its thirteen quirky award categories over a two-week period. Forget the usual generic “Best Game” ... [Continue Reading]

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Square Enix to Announce New ‘Tomb Raider’ Game in 2018

Tomb Raider fans can breathe easy: Square Enix have confirmed that a new Tomb Raider game is in development and added that the upcoming game will be announced in 2018. Mere hours before the 2017 Game Awards, the company posted a short announcement across its official social media accounts, reassuring fans that “some big news” will be coming their way in the not-too-distant future. “Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could ... [Continue Reading]

December 8, 2017 // 2 Comments

No New ‘Tomb Raider’ Content at E3 2017?

Tomb Raider fans expecting to see a preview of Lara Croft’s next adventure at E3 2017 may be in for a disappointment. According to Crystal Dynamics Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie, this “will be a quiet E3 for Lara, but we’re looking forward to catching up on her new adventure later this year”. It’s unclear if this means there’ll be absolutely no new content on show at E3 (perhaps we’ll get a title and/or release date), but all I can say ... [Continue Reading]

April 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Tomb Raider’ Fan Recreates Croft Manor in LEGO Worlds

There may not be a LEGO game set in the Tomb Raider universe (yet) but I’m sure many of us would sell our souls for a LEGO Tomb Raider game after seeing this fan-made recreation of Croft Manor. Die-hard Tomb Raider fan and LEGO aficionado Ross Kearney created a spectacular mash-up of Croft Manor in LEGO Worlds, a feat that took him over 80 hours to complete. From the obstacle course and garden maze first seen in Tomb Raider 2 to the treasure vault (and T-rex head) seen in Tomb Raider ... [Continue Reading]

April 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

Guest Blog: The Final Voyage – The Fated Journey of the Endurance

In this special guest article by Jaden, writer and admin of The Sudden Stop, we take a look at the renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, whose ill-fated voyage to Antarctica and subsequent shipwreck inspired the narrative of the best-selling 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. The Final Voyage The Fated Journey of the Endurance Written by Jaden For Tomb Raider (2013), Crystal Dynamics took inspiration from myths and historical icons to create a tangible world within a blend of different ... [Continue Reading]

March 30, 2017 // 2 Comments

First Official Pics of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Official Synopsis Released

Tomb Raider fans may have got their very first glimpse of Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft back in early February when the Daily Mail Online published a number of photos from the South Africa-based set but it wasn’t until earlier this week that we got the first official publicity shots and synopsis for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film. MGM and Warner Bros teamed up with Vanity Fair, Vogue, Self, and GQ for some exclusive coverage of the 2018 film, which included interviews with ... [Continue Reading]

March 30, 2017 // 2 Comments

Review: Lara Croft Funko Pop! Figure

I’ve been a huge fan of Funko’s uber-cute aesthetic ever since a friend of mine introduced me to their range of Pop! vinyl figures a couple of years ago. What began as a one-off acquisition (a Scarlet Witch Pop! I received from said friend) has since grown into an eclectic collection of superhero and Star Wars figures. So when Funko announced that they were releasing a Lara Croft Pop! figure to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, I just couldn’t ... [Continue Reading]

February 12, 2017 // 4 Comments