Following the path of Indiana Jones (or not) 🧳
Many of us dream of exploring the world in search of extraordinary artefacts with incredible powers, just like in the movies of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. However, the reality of an archaeologist-adventurer is very different from what is often portrayed in those films. Let's examine the myth of the conquering explorer and the superhero archaeologist to understand what really lies behind this unrealistic image.

Archaeology has played a role in scores of iconic Hollywood films, from “The Mummy” to “Titanic.” But what’s a real-life archaeologist’s take on these movies? New York University archaeologist Mariana Castro reacts to 10 scenes featuring the most famous fictional archaeologists and treasure hunters, from Indiana Jones to Lara Croft, and rates them based on their realism.

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