Fan Project: History and Geography in ‘Tomb Raider’

Do you like learning about ancient history and faraway lands? Well, if you’re a regular visitor to this site, I think it’s safe to assume that you do… so let me point you in the direction of CroftManor’s phenomenal documentary series, History and Geography in Tomb Raider! History and Geography in Tomb Raider is the brainchild of Simon Bucher, a 22-year-old Tomb Raider fan and student from Germany, and explores the real-life myths, archaeological sites, locations, and historical events that inspired Lara Croft’s fictional adventures. The web series was launched back in August 2016 and while there were only two episodes at the time of writing, each episode is jam-packed with enough historical factoids, archive footage, scenic photos, and classic Nathan McCree and Peter Connelly music to satisfy even the most demanding fan. Episode One – Tomb Raider (1996) The first episode takes fans back to where it all began: the original 1996 game. And who better to narrate this debut episode than the original voice of Lara Croft herself, Shelley Blond? This 37-minute episode delves into the Manhattan Project, the Pre-Columbian civilizations of South and Central America, the rediscovery of Vilcabamba, the myths and theories surrounding the destruction of […]

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