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Old 08-04-23, 14:26   #1
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Fellow Raiders, today I bring you another piece of Tomb Raider history thought to be lost to time.

As you all know, in 1999, The Times newspaper celebrated the 75th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb with an exclusive bonus level "The Times".

What most of you probably don't know (or have forgotten) is that there was a short story that accompanied the release of the level as well.
The story was split into seven parts, the first part being released on the 27th of November 1999 and the last one on the 1st of January 2000.

The story was written by Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of The Times, and is considered to be semi-official as the entire thing was done in collaboration with Core Design.

The story is called "Down Among The Dead" and was featured in a section of the newspaper labelled "A Girl Called Lara".
Scans of the first issue that featured "A Girl Called Lara" were shared on this forum here.
The full story of "Down Among The Dead" was believed to have been lost to time because only scans of Part 1 and 7 were preserved by Virtual Lara. Part 4 and 6 were recently unearthed by thetreeble and Tomb Raider Arabia.

In the spirit of tomb raiding, I decided to go on a hunt for the missing relics. And I am happy to report that I have acquired the complete story.

You can download everything I've collected about "A Girl Called Lara" and a few extras related to Tomb Raider around that time here (Now on archive.org as well!). Enjoy!

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Old 08-04-23, 15:52   #2
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Thank you for sharing your efforts! Downloaded and saved to my goodies folder for Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
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Old 08-04-23, 16:13   #3
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Thank you for posting UroshUchiha.
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Old 08-04-23, 18:41   #4
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I like that this is a thorough and well-researched thread for a lost piece of Tomb Raider history. Thank you very much for sharing your finds UroshUchiha, it's like you're an archaeologist

Can't wait to read the full story myself.

About those unavailable images from blue_box's post, I still got the photos from the same source on my drive if you would like to have them, although itís just the first 3 pages that are different from the other collections.

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Old 08-04-23, 19:35   #5
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You are all very welcome. Always a pleasure sharing stuff like this with the community.

Thank you for the link ATombRaiderFan! Downloaded it and add it to my storage as well.
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Old 09-04-23, 02:42   #6
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Thank you so much you both kind guys for sharing this long missed piece Thank you

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Fellow Raiders, today I bring you another piece of Tomb Raider history thought to be lost to time.

As you all know, in 1999, The Times newspaper celebrated the 75th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb with an exclusive bonus level "The Times".

What most of you probably don't know (or have forgotten) is that there was a short story that accompanied the release of the level as well.
The story was split into seven parts, the first part being released on the 27th of November 1999 and the last one on the 1st of January 2000.

The story was written by Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of The Times, and is considered to be semi-official as the entire thing was done in collaboration with Core Design.

The story is called "Down Among The Dead" and was featured in a section of the newspaper labelled "A Girl Called Lara".
Scans of the first issue that featured "A Girl Called Lara" were shared on this forum here.
The full story of "Down Among The Dead" was believed to have been lost to time because only scans of Part 1 and 7 were preserved by Virtual Lara. Part 4 and 6 were recently unearthed by thetreeble and Tomb Raider Arabia.

In the spirit of tomb raiding, I decided to go on a hunt for the missing relics. And I am happy to report that I have acquired the complete story.

You can download everything I've collected about "A Girl Called Lara" and a few extras related to Tomb Raider around that time here (Now on archive.org as well!). Enjoy!
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Old 09-04-23, 05:27   #7
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Wow ! this is awesome !!! Thank you so much for this !!!
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Old 09-04-23, 09:43   #8
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This is great!

Though... has anyone managed to download whatever the PDF was from Tomb Raider Arabia? I went there and it says the file is in the owner's bin and cannot be downloaded. Bummer.
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This is great!

Though... has anyone managed to download whatever the PDF was from Tomb Raider Arabia? I went there and it says the file is in the owner's bin and cannot be downloaded. Bummer.
It was a transcript of parts 1, 4, 6 and 7. I can only assume the owner took it down in order to add the chapters that I found.
EDIT: This is the new PDF https://www.tombraiderarabia.com/202...lled-lara.html

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It was a transcript of parts 1, 4, 6 and 7. I can only assume the owner took it down in order to add the chapters that I found.
EDIT: This is the new PDF https://www.tombraiderarabia.com/202...lled-lara.html
Ah, thanks!

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