Lara’s Travels: Tomb of Semerkhet

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

In this edition of Lara’s Travels, we’ll be exploring the Tomb of Semerkhet, one of the many Egypt-based levels in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

One of the things that long-time fans of the Tomb Raider series may have noticed is the series’ quirky blend of historical fact and archaeological fantasy. The Last Revelation is no exception.

Does the Tomb of Semerkhet really exist? The answer is yes….and no.

In The Last Revelation, Semerkhet is said to be a High Priest of Horus who helped the falcon-headed sun god seal Seth, the Lord of Darkness, in a sarcophagus in order to save the world from falling into chaos and despair. This Semerkhet’s tomb is located within the Karnak Temple complex and visitors are forced to play a game of Senet, the Egyptian “game of passing”, before they can continue on their journey.

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About JoNeaIsisMarie

Coupled 21 year old +11 years Exp, Egyptology/Ancient History Graduate. I Am now studying a full time MA at the University of Birmingham in International Heritage Management. I also Cook and Bake
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