The Mastabas level of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Lara’s Travels: The Mastabas

Those who have played the 1999 game Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation may remember the almost labyrinthine level design of the Giza-based level “The Mastabas”. Gamers not only had to deal with the possibility of getting hopelessly lost within the level’s many tunnels and underground chambers but also avoid falling into excavation pits and deal …

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Tomb Raider Horizons Featured in TheGamer Article on ‘Tomb Raider’ and Travel

As part of its “Tomb Raider Week” celebrations last November, gaming news site TheGamer published an article about the Tomb Raider franchise and how it had inspired fans to follow in Lara’s footsteps… including yours truly! Writer Stacey Henley reached out to me and several other Tomb Raider fan community members to ask us about …

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Lara Croft poses in front of the Temple of Horus at Edfu (Image credit: Lori of Survivor Reborn)

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 …

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Mos Espa, Tatooine (Image credit: StarWars.Com)

Star Wars Locations That Would Be Great Settings for a Tomb Raider Game

The Tomb Raider video game series and films have done a tremendous job of showcasing some of the world’s historical sites and exotic locations, whether they’re well-known attractions such as the pyramids at Giza or Angkor Wat or the less commonly known Trajan’s Market and Jan Mayen island. And as one of the most successful and longest-running film …

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The Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin

Lara’s Travels: Trinity College Library, Dublin

Since this site was launched in March 2013, my Lara’s Travels feature has explored some of the cities and ancient sites seen in the Tomb Raider games, such as Prague’s Strahov District (Angel of Darkness), Zapadnaya Litsa in western Russia (Chronicles), and the tomb KV5 in Egypt (Last Revelation). And while the locations featured in the games and films are …

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The hot springs on the island of Shikine-jima, one of the Izu Islands

Lara’s Travels: The Dragon’s Triangle

Fans of Tomb Raider 2013 will recall that Lara and the Endurance crew venture into the region known as the Dragon’s Triangle in search of the lost kingdom of Yamatai. Throughout the course of the game, players became well-acquainted with this fictional island, its inhabitants, and the supernatural conditions that prevented people from leaving its …

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Trajan's Market, Rome

5 Bloggers Who Have Followed in Lara Croft’s Footsteps

Long-time visitors to this site will probably be familiar with my Lara’s Travels series, which examines the various real-life locations Ms Croft has visited over the years. Places which include Meteora, the Greek monastic complex that inspired St Francis’ Folly, and Jan Mayen, the icy, volcanic island which made an appearance in Tomb Raider: Underworld. …

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The British Museum's Great Court

Lara’s Travels: Museum Week Special

Hundreds of museums and art galleries across Europe took part in Twitter’s first “Museum Week” event this week and to celebrate its success, I thought I’d devote an edition of Lara’s Travels to some of the museums Lara Croft visits or mentions in the Tomb Raider games. 1) Louvre Museum, Paris One of Lara’s most memorable museum …

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