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Tomb of (the) Ancients is a level from Tomb Raider - Angel of darkness.

About the level[]

Lara enters a cave with forgotten bridge and things that may lie hidden for a reason.

Picture by picture[]

12.01 - Man holding two dragons

It is a gothic artwork from the Castello Visconteo in Pavia. Found it here and here. It's original location was Capitello da San Giovanni in Borgo.

12.02 - Gargoyle

A bit tricky but I think the gargoyles in the room comes from the Notre Dame in Paris. I said tricky because there are zillion of gargoyle types on  Gothic churches in Paris and other countries. But since the story is in Paris, I focus on Paris.  

12.03 - Mosaic floor

The mosaic floor is in the Louvre, I found it on Wikimedia commons. I don't have any more information about it. So if you do.. please comment on this page.

12.04 - Demon head

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The demon head's that shoot spikes remind me somehow of Tomb Raider II. But I couldn't find the original.

12.05 - Monks

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Couldn't find it.

12.06 - Medieval scenery


The medieval scenery came from the Territorial Abbey of Nonantola some 10 km from Modena.  It is a former Benedictine monastery. The abbey church remains as a basilica and is the co-cathedral of the diocese of Modena-Nonantola. 

Found the four images. These came from the main gate of the abbey and depict:

  1. Adoration of the three wise men.
  2. Mary, Joseph and Simeon
  3. Transport of pope Adrian III
  4. Samson and the lion.

12.07 - Roses

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Couldn't find it.

Unused pictures[]

I discovered two images that are not in the final game.

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