One of the many ancient murals that Lara comes across on her adventure.

The Ancient Dialects of Shadow of the Tomb Raider

One of the fun things about Shadow of the Tomb Raider is its language proficiency gameplay mechanic. Lara Croft can boost her proficiency in ancient dialects by examining documents, relics, and murals in those languages. Once she’s attained a certain level of fluency, she can decipher the inscriptions found on monoliths in and around Paititi …

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TED Talks about archaeology and cultural heritage

5 More TED Talks on Archaeology & Cultural Heritage

The Tomb Raider games may have whet your appetite for all things ancient but if you really want to indulge your inner archaeologist, put down your game controller and find out what the real experts have to say about this exciting field of study. From the digital preservation of vulnerable heritage sites to the discovery of ancient …

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Lara attempts to decipher an ancient inscription

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 …

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10 Fantastic Free Resources for Learning Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Have you ever had the urge to follow in Lara’s footsteps and learn to read Egyptian hieroglyphs? If so, you may be interested to know that there are a number of useful, free online resources at your disposal. Using these in combination with a good textbook – such as James P. Allen’s Middle Egyptian: An …

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