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Archaeological dig is a level of Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness.

About this level[]

Lara get here thanks to the pass of Margot Carvier. She knows some of the information of the puzzle because it is written in the notebook of Werner von Croy and some of the information can be obtained throughout the level. She must get the puzzle that lead to the Tomb of the Ancients.

Picture by picture[]

11.01 - Warning signs

Two warning signs in the big generator room.

  • "No entry to unauthorised personnel" and
  • "No smoking or naked flames"

11.02 - Generator

Because the level is quite dark there are a lot of generators. These generators provide power to the lights. The branch is Generac Power Systems and the model is G1000

11.03 - Desktop computer

At the working place of the archaeological dig team there is a pc. If you look close to the pc you see a version of Outlook. It is Outlook 2000 - a long time ago - but suitable for that time in 2001-2003.

11.04 - Floor plan

Map making of the object you want to dig is a neat plan. It has been used in archaeology and in other branches. It certainly doesn't look like the puzzle Lara must solve. Could it be the Louvre?

11.05 - Dig machine

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Lara is standing for a dig machine. The original cannot be found.

11.06 - Puzzle

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Lara is standing for the puzzle. No spoiler alert for those who want to play the game. It has everything to do with the symbols on the puzzle. Most of them look like Alchemical symbols and some don't.

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  1. Metal: Silver, Planet: Moon. 
  2. Star ?
  3. Metal: Tin, Planet: Jupiter
  4. Metal: Gold, Planet: Sun
  5. Scorpion tail?
  6. Platinum or Taurus (congelation)
  7.  ?
  8. Metal: Lead, Planet: Saturn. 
  9.  ?
  10. Rose?
  11. Upside down Mercury
  12. Sun
  13. Cup? 
  14. Crown / Prince / Regulus
  15. Antimony
  16. Marchasite

11.07 - More warning sings

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More signs:

  • "No entry to unauthorised personell",
  • "Danger hazard area" and
  • "Do not enter"


11.08 - Standing on the x-ray machine

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Lara is the one and only daredevil. She can stand on the x-ray machine without a problem.

11.09 - Unused pictures

The pictures:

  1. The first one looks like a dangerous device / machine. The warning sign can also be found on the Rennes' Pawnshop level in the outside area.
  2. The books from the Derelict Apartment Block level. Don't know what it does here.
  3. The dart board from The Strahov Fortress level.
Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness
Levels: Parisian Backstreets - Derelict Apartment Block - Industrial Rooftops - Margot Carvier's Apartment - Parisian Ghetto part 1 - The Serpent Rouge - Rennes' Pawnshop - Parisian Ghetto part 2 - Café Metro - Parisian Ghetto part 3 - The Willowtree Herbalist - St. Aicard's Church - St. Aicard's Graveyard - Bouchard's hideout - Louvre Storm Drains - Louvre Galleries - Archaeological Dig - Tomb of the Ancients - The Hall of Seasons - The Breath of Hades - Neptune's Hall - Sanctuary of the Flame - Wrath of the Beast - Galleries under Siege - Von Croy's Apartment - The Monstrum Crime Scene - The Strahov Fortress - Bio-Research Facility - The Sanitorium - Maximum Containment Area - Aquatic Research Area - The Vault of Trophies - Boaz Returns - The Lost Domain - Eckhardt's Lab
Documentation: Murti Schofield Original Notes
Other: Czech voices and translation - French voices and translation - List of removed things - List of levels and cutscenes - The developers team - The Obscura paintings - Tomb Raider 6 Easter Eggs