Lara Croft on the Black Isle in Tomb Raider Chronicles.

Lara’s Travels: Republic of Ireland

March 17 is the feast day of Saint Patrick, the Romano-British missionary and bishop who lived in the fifth century and went on to become the primary patron saint of Ireland. The “Emerald Isle” has inspired generations of storytellers and has featured in several Tomb Raider stories over the years, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Lara joins the search for Queen Himiko in Tomb Raider 2013

The Hunt for Himiko: Will Archaeologists Ever Excavate the Hashihaka Tomb?

In Tomb Raider 2013, Lara and the rest of the Endurance crew set out to look for the lost kingdom of Yamatai and its mysterious queen, Himiko. In reality, Japanese archaeologists have known the possible location of Himiko’s tomb for a few years now. A group of researchers were allowed …

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