Atlantis (location)

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Atlantis is a location Lara visits in the original Tomb Raider, its add-on Unfinished Business and in the remake of the original game, Tomb Raider Anniversary.

It is a mythical lost island-continent and city first described by the philosopher Plato in his dialogues Timaeous and Critias around the year 360 B.C. It was described as being located "beyond the pillars of Heracles (Hercules)" and existed "9,000 years before the time of Solon": approximately 9500 B.C. It was described as a great naval power with advanced technology. The nation of Atlantis attempted to invade the Greek City-State of Athens, but failed due to Athens societal organization. Atlantis would then sink beneath the waves "in a single day and night of misfortune." Though most consider Atlantis to be the subject of a myth, theories about it's possible existence abound. These range from theories that Atlantis was in fact a civilization from the New World to being an extraterrestrial race of beings. Atlantis is also the inspiration for a number of fictional tales, ranging from Renaissance Myth to Science-Fiction television programming.

The most popular real-life possible location of "Atlantis" is the volcanic island of Santorini. [1]

Atlantis plays an important role in Tomb Raider and its remake Tomb Raider Anniversary, where Lara searches for the Atlantean artefact the Scion. She is hired by Jacqueline Natla who, as we learn throughout the game, is one of the former rulers of Atlantis. Lara also pays a visit to Atlantis in the add-on Unfinished Business.

Tomb Raider

Main article: Atlantis Section (TR)

After making her way through Natla's Mines, Lara makes her way to Atlantis and tries to stop Jacqueline Natla from using the Scion for her evil intentions.


Unfinished Business

Main article: Atlantis Section (UB)

In the third level of Unfinished Business, Lara returns to Atlantis for some unfinished business. [2]


Tomb Raider Anniversary

Much like in the original Tomb Raider, Lara manages to enter The Great Pyramid where Jacqueline Natla is planning to use the Scion to burn Atlantis and start the Seventh Age.




See also

Creatures of Atlantis
The three rulers of Atlantis
  • Atlatean Creatures
Enemies that can be considered as mutants, since they're results of Jacqueline Natla's experiments


  1. Retrieved on 3rd May 2008
  2. Plot of Unfinished Business