Tomb Raider colouring book

Review: Official ‘Tomb Raider’ Colouring Book

Life has been a little hectic recently. So earlier this month, I decided to treat myself to a copy of the official Tomb Raider colouring book as a way to channel my creativity and let off some steam. The book was published by Dark Horse Comics and released back in February 2019, and it is …

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Apsaras motif seen in Tomb Raider 3

Arte-Factual: Apsaras, the Celestial Dancers of Hindu Myth

It recently came to my attention that I still hadn’t written any articles about the Core Design classic Tomb Raider 3, despite having launched this site almost two years ago. So it’s time to set that right. Tomb Raider 3 introduced new vehicles and a less linear globe-trotting adventure but it also featured some stunning …

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Photo Gallery: Jean Michel Thery’s Tomb Raider Models

If you’ve been visiting our Facebook page recently, you may have seen some photos of an Ancient Egyptian-themed Tomb Raider model. This beautiful work of art was created by Jean Michel Thery and since he doesn’t have his own blog or website, I offered to share his photos on this blog. Jean Michel was born …

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Rooftop of Barkhang Monastery

Arte-Factual: Buddhist Symbols of Barkhang Monastery (Part 2)

Time for another edition of Arte-Factual! This time around, we’ll be returning to Barkhang Monastery to look at some of the other Buddhist symbols that can be found throughout the fictional monastery. The Wheel, or “Dharmachakra”: The Buddhist wheel, or dharmachakra, is one of the oldest and most recognisable motifs in Buddhist art. It was once …

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Buddha eyes in Barkhang Monastery

Arte-Factual: Buddhist Symbols of Barkhang Monastery (Part 1)

Tomb Raider 2: The Dagger of Xian is – and might always will be – my favourite Tomb Raider game. And if you’ve known me for some time, you’ll probably also know that my interest in archaeology and ancient civilisations predates the Tomb Raider franchise. But did you know that Tomb Raider 2 sparked my …

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