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GREECE

GreeceEdit

Greece is a country situated below the Balkans in the South-East of Europe. Greece has many islands situated in the Aegean Sea, part of the Mediterranean. It has been visited in the video games Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Anniversary and the second Tomb Raider motion picture.

Greece in Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: AnniversaryEdit

Greece is most famous for being the setting for the second group of levels in Tomb Raider I and Tomb Raider: Anniversary. Apart from knowing that they are set within and beneath the fictional St Francis' Folly, there is some doubt about where in Greece the levels are set.

In Tomb Raider there is even the question of whether the levels are set in Greece, while in Tomb Raider: Anniversary tells us that the levels are set in Greece. Most of this speculation arises from mythic names within the level: St Francis' Folly has four specific rooms, each one named after a god or mythic figure. In Tomb Raider these figures were mixed from three different mythologies (Greek, Roman and Nordic). Another confusion is concerned with the location of the Palace Midas, as Midas was the King of Phrygia, a landlocked area in west-central Turkey. Other possible locations have been advanced, such as Cyprus or Thessaly.

In Tomb Raider: Anniversary, besides the fact that all levels have their location attached to their names, the rooms in St Francis' Folly have been renamed to fully match the Greek mythology.

Greece encapsulates five levels in Tomb Raider and four in Tomb Raider: Anniversary (or the remake Crystal Dynamics merged The Cistern and Tomb of Tihocan into one level):

Greece in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeEdit

Greece is also the first set for the second Tomb Raider motion picture, making it's appearance with the island of Santorini. There, seismic activities set loose ancient ruins on the sea floor and hungry tomb raiders to search for whatever they can find. Within those ruins lies the Luna Temple. While exploring the submerged Luna Temple Lara comes across with an orb that is supposed to be some type of a map/key to finding the Pandora's Box, which is hidden in the mysterious Cradle of Life. However, it is stolen by Jonathan Reiss' henchman, the evil Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

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