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5 Bloggers Who Have Followed in Lara Croft’s Footsteps

Long-time readers of The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will probably be familiar with my series, Lara’s Travels, which looks at the various real-life locations Ms Croft has visited over the years. Places which include Meteora, the Greek monastic complex that inspired Tomb Raider 1’s St Francis’ Folly, and Jan Mayen, the icy, volcanic island which made an appearance in Tomb Raider: Underworld. Lara’s globetrotting adventures have inspired many to follow in her footsteps and ... [Continue Reading]

July 17, 2014 // 15 Comments

Photo Gallery: The Colosseum, Rome

Last year, I visited Rome and spent a few days following in Lara’s footsteps, exploring some of the “Eternal City’s” ancient wonders and archaeological ruins. Readers may recall I posted a gallery of photos of Trajan’s Market, one of the places Ms Croft visits in Tomb Raider Chronicles. This time, I thought I’d share some photos I took at one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions, the Colosseum. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian ... [Continue Reading]

March 16, 2014 // 8 Comments

Arte-Factual: The Mouth of Truth (Tomb Raider Chronicles)

Tomb Raider Chronicles was possibly my least favourite game of the Tomb Raider series. Sure, it had fewer glitches and better controls than its ill-received successor Angel of Darkness but it offered nothing new in terms of game-play aside from a couple of new moves and its short, episodic nature made it feel more like an expansion pack than a standalone game. Having said that, Chronicles did have one major redeeming factor: the fact that three of its levels were set in Rome. Rome is one of ... [Continue Reading]

January 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Photo Gallery: Trajan’s Market, Rome

Some of you may recall that I visited Rome, “The Eternal City”, in mid November. I’ve finally gotten round to sorting through my holiday photos so I thought I’d share some of the photos I took at Trajan’s Market. Tomb Raider fans will probably recognise the name as it was one of the places Lara Croft visits in the 2000 game Tomb Raider Chronicles. I plan to write about Trajan’s Market in greater depth in an upcoming edition of Lara’s Travels, so keep an ... [Continue Reading]

December 8, 2013 // 6 Comments