Tomb Raider fans celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary

25 Ways ‘Tomb Raider’ Fans Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary

2021 was a big year for Tomb Raider fans as the popular video game (and film) franchise celebrated a new milestone: its 25th anniversary. The Crystal Dynamics community management team did a commendable job of commemorating this special occasion with a year-long program of online events, fan spotlights, and merchandise …

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10 Steps to a More Positive ‘Tomb Raider’ Fandom

There’s been a lot of talk about “toxicity” in fandom in recent years. Social media and other online platforms have brought fans closer together, allowing them to share their love for Tomb Raider with other like-minded individuals across the world or chat with their favourite game developers and writers. But, …

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Free Archaeology & Ancient History Online Courses for 2017

If you’ve always wanted to study archaeology or ancient history but have had to set aside those dreams due to a lack of finances, time, or suitable classes in your area, web-based MOOCs, or massive open online courses, may be just the thing for you. MOOCs have helped transform education in recent years, …

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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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Screenshot from Rise of the Tomb Raider's Syria level

Unearthing ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Easter Eggs

The Tomb Raider series has always had its fair share of “Easter eggs”, hidden secrets, and amusing references to pop culture icons, and Lara’s latest adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is no exception. From references to Lara’s earlier adventures to touching tributes to one of the world’s most-loved fantasy …

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Concept art from Rise of the Tomb Raider (Image Credit: Crystal Dynamics)

6 Siberia Travelogues for the Armchair Adventurer

Lara Croft’s latest adventure takes her to the forests and mountain ranges of Siberia, a vast and often misunderstood region that stretches from Russia’s Ural Mountains to the country’s north Pacific coastline. Commonly viewed as a region of Arctic wastelands and Soviet-era prison camps, Siberia is a land full of stunning natural landscapes and home …

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Lara Croft’s Jurassic World – Five Memorable Dinosaur Encounters

Repeat after me: Archaeologists don’t dig dinosaurs. They. Do NOT. Dig dinosaurs. There’s such a wide misconception that archaeologists dig up fossils and dinosaur bones for a living that some musically-minded archaeologists have taken to YouTube to remind the public, in no uncertain terms, that they “don’t do dinosaurs” and that …

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5 Fantastic Online Resources on Norse Mythology

Valhalla, Mjölnir, Asgard, Thor, Helheim… All of these names will be familiar to those who have played Tomb Raider: Underworld or are fans of Marvel Comics’ long-running Thor comic-book series. But if you’re longing to learn more about the Norse myths and legends that helped inspire the narrative of Underworld, check out the five fantastic websites and online databases …

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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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