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  • Screenshot from the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

    A New Day, A New Adventure…

    After seven years of writing about Tomb Raider for Tomb Raider Horizons and its earlier incarnation, The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, I’ve finally decided to hang up my backpack for good and call it a day. The site will remain online for the ... [Continue Reading]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018 Game)

  • Decorative skulls seen in Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Cozumel level (Image credit: Tomb Raider Horizons)

    Arte-Factual: Mexican Sugar Skulls

    October 24, 2019 // 4 Comments

    The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a multi-day festival in which Mexican families honour and remember their dead, celebrating their lives, building colourful altars for them, and welcoming their spirits back to Earth for an all-too-brief but deeply cherished reunion with their loved ones.  Preparations normally begin in October and culminate in two days of commemoration and celebration: November 1st, when the souls of deceased infants and children returned to the land of the living, ... [Continue Reading]

Arte-Factual

  • Decorative skulls seen in Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Cozumel level (Image credit: Tomb Raider Horizons)

    Arte-Factual: Mexican Sugar Skulls

    October 24, 2019 // 4 Comments

    The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a multi-day festival in which Mexican families honour and remember their dead, celebrating their lives, building colourful altars for them, and welcoming their spirits back to Earth for an all-too-brief but deeply cherished reunion with their loved ones.  Preparations normally begin in October and culminate in two days of commemoration and celebration: November 1st, when the souls of deceased infants and children returned to the land of the living, ... [Continue Reading]

Lara’s Travels

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

Mythology

  • In Our Time logo
    If you’re looking for a podcast series that explores a wide range of topics in an intellectual, yet informal manner, then BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed series In Our Time will be right up your alley. Launched in October 1998, this popular radio discussion series presented by Melvyn Bragg attracts over two million listeners each week and boasts an archive of over 800 episodes, all of which can be downloaded from the BBC website for free. Each episode follows a set format: The series’ ... [Continue Reading]

Educational Resources

  • Tatiana Proskouriakoff
    In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft will be putting her knowledge of Maya mythology and archaeology to the test as she races against time to save the world from impending doom. To celebrate the game’s upcoming release, I will be paying tribute to some of the greatest female Mayanists in a new monthly series of articles, simply titled “Mayanist of the Month”. The study of Mesoamerica’s Maya civilisation has attracted scholars from a variety of social and academic ... [Continue Reading]

Tomb Raider Merchandise & Collectibles

  • Royal Mail's Tomb Raider miniature sheet stamps
    The Royal Mail is celebrating the best of British retro gaming and software ingenuity with a special collection of postage stamps. Designed by Supple Studios and Bitmap Books and created in conjunction with the UK Interactive Entertainment Association, the stamp collection is a heartfelt tribute to the early days of the British gaming industry and features classic games from the 1980s and 1990s, including Lemmings, Micro Machines, Populous, and, of course, the Tomb Raider series. One of the ... [Continue Reading]

Fan Creations

  • Jason Chester's model of the Lost Valley from Tomb Raider I
    Tomb Raider fans never cease to find creative new ways to celebrate their fandom and pay tribute to the games that inspire them and Jason Chester is no exception. For the past few months, Jason has designed and created low-poly models of each of Tomb Raider I’s levels, all which can be found in his ArtStation portfolio and on his DeviantArt site. From the ruins of the City of Vilcabamba to the Cistern, from Croft Manor to The Great Pyramid, Jason has poured his heart and soul into ... [Continue Reading]

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