Tomb Raider Art Encyclopendia Wiki

This page is dedicated to Tomb Raider 1 easter eggs. What is an easter egg?

Definition from wikipedia.

While the term Easter egg has been used to mean a hidden object for some time, in reference to an Easter egg hunt, it has come to be more commonly used to mean a message, image, or feature hidden in a video game, movie, or other, usually electronic, medium. (source)

Easter eggs sorted, level by level.

Lara's Home

This one is well known. It is the Ark of Covenant as seen in the movie of Indiana Jones - the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

City of Vilcabamba

The picture from the city of Vilcabamba came from the Introduction of The Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the introduction steals Indiana Jones the Golden Idol.

City of Khamoon

On the walls is a hidden message in hieroglyphics, the line ends with a smiley. The line with hieroglyphics above and beneath the middle line are bogus.

In the second picture can be seen that it spells H-I-A-T-H-I-R. If you replace the “I” for an “E” you get Heather. It is the first name of Heather Gibson one of the major level designers. She designed this level and most of the textures. Here is an interview with her.

Tomb Raider 1
Levels: Lara's Home - Caves - City of Vilcabamba - Lost Valley - Tomb of Qualopec - St. Francis' Folly - Colosseum - Palace Midas - The Cistern - Tomb of Tihocan - City of Khamoon - Obelisk of Khamoon - Sanctuary of the Scion - Natla's Mines - Atlantis - The Great Pyramid
Tomb Raider Gold levels: Return to Egypt - Temple of the Cat - Atlanteon Stronghold - The Hive
Other: TR1 anagrams - Tomb Raider 1 Easter Eggs