Hi Tomb Raider fans. I have been inspired by a random article by the British Museum blog! It led me to discover a grand classical cookbook as well! We have all seen Lara Croft running through ancient streets pursuing legendary objects. She walks through ancient open markets, courtyards, temples and many other ruins. Ever wonder what the people of the ancient world ate? Would they … Continue reading Foods of the Ancient World
Hi there Tomb Raider fans! It is fitting to thank everyone for all the traffic to the site lately. There has always been a fair amount, but over the last month, there have been thousands of extra visitors! Thanks all for visiting! WARNING: On the off chance, there are still those who have not played the game or finished Shadow of the Tomb Raider; please … Continue reading The Crimson Fire/Game-Play
If you enjoy playing as the contemporary Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I have a new experience that I am sure many have tried by now. I liked The Angel of Darkness, so I used the skin for that game and played “The Sixth Seal” challenge tomb as AoD Lara! There is a video below as well. Enjoy the mini gallery and … Continue reading In The Shadow of an Angel
I wrote this article on 5/28/2020 in honor of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, beacuse it is the 25th anniversary this year, and the subject is Tomb Raider 1996 for February, I decided to feature this article in honor of the 25th anniversary! I also added the anniversary badge to it due to the fact this article also denotes an item found in the … Continue reading The Chimu: Chan Chan
Original post from: January 19, 2017 re-posted March 31, 2020 When Rise of the Tomb Raider opened, and we saw Lara and Jonah contemplating climbing the pyramid shaped peak ahead of them, it was exciting, yes. However, I was thinking that mountain looked like something I know I have seen before. At least something similar. I am not too sure if the mountain and chain … Continue reading ROTTR -Siberia and Mount Belukha ect pt.1
A re-posting of some artwork I did for the 20th! Just in time for the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider I have created these page badges. Each one is from one of the Tomb Raider games from 1-10 I intend to add more with different themes. You can bookmark this page for further updates in this section. You can also check out my other 20th-anniversary … Continue reading My 20 Anniversary Badges!
Yep as planed these are my art of Lara Croft from Legend and Anniversary. Enjoy! I have been working quite hard on other projects, and work in general and also Adventures and a new adventure coming up very soon. a lot of juggling but a lot of fun. Note: These are my creations of Lara. I do not own the character Lara Croft, but I do … Continue reading Lara the Explorer Part Two!
Yep, it’s a play on words! LOL! I have been creating a few more Lara art pieces. These are from the Classic era. There are some Legend and Anniversary ones, too. Part Two follows in a separate post! Note: These are my creations of Lara. I do not own the character Lara Croft, but I do own these recreations or versions of her. Enjoy! Find … Continue reading Lara The Explorer Part 1
January 31, 2020 11:47 am We all remember the Sphinx and several other levels involving the Sphinx in Tomb Raider 4. TR4 is on my list of favourites simply because of my background in Egyptology and how much Egypt is in this game. It was a wonderful romp for our Lara through Egypt’s ancient history and the many archaeological inspirations featured throughout the game. Through … Continue reading Exploring the Great Sphinx
Hello all! This page will serve as a collection of educational articles that I have written for SOTTR (Shadow of the Tomb Raider) I have a lot of material on items attached to ancient history from the game. It has been out since 2018, so there was a lot of time to pile up. I am working on more articles for the new year of … Continue reading My SOTTR Archaeology Collection
This year also brought the upgraded version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I played through the entire game again to see how everything worked together. I have a report you can read about my impression of the Definitive Edition. Additionally, I added a few video walkthroughs of my own gameplay about the challenge tombs found in SOTTR. Here is a link to one of … Continue reading 2019 Petite Wrap up!
As it says above you do get every weapon and I noticed a few extras on my inventory page. There are many upgrades as before and you will also have more freedom with outfits. You will have to adjust that in your options menu after you beat the boss. I have been having a blast with this part and more photo mode settings as well. … Continue reading My Experience with the Definitive Edition
Throughout Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you will see these Urpu jars in markets at shrines in sacred temples even in tombs. I wrote an article about them found here, of course, you will also find the favourite sacred drink of the Incas known as Chicha inside these jars. Additionally, you can still get it in stores and Andean bars. What is Chicha? Chicha de … Continue reading Chicha de jora
Tezcatlipoca The next time you get dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween, you might like to consider what the Mesoamerican world would have thought about your attire. Tezcatlipoca was an Aztec god as well as the eternal opposite of his brother Quetzalcoatl, He is known for divination (telling the future), and that is also reflected in his name which means “Lord of the Smoking … Continue reading Tezcatlipoca: a tricky and complicated Aztec god!
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Welcome Tomb Raider fans! In Shadow of the Tomb Raider we see a lot of Trinity guards loyal to the cult of Kukulcan. If you notice the guard in this screenshot from Shadow of the Tomb Raider he is holding an Aztec sword called a Macuahuitl. These are an excellent example of the actual archaeological elements used in this game. Throughout the gameplay we see … Continue reading The Macuahuitl From SOTTR
However … what was this particular Maquizcoatl used for? This beautiful mosaic Maquizcoatl may have been a representation of a “sky-band” or celestial realm. This piece is thought to have been an authority symbol and part of ceremonial events. The base is made of cedar wood the skilful artist affixed the tiny turquoise polished mosaic pieces with pine resin. The attention to detail was astounding, … Continue reading Colouring History