The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I couldn’t resist. The poster for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has just been released. The Indiana Jones series has single-handedly romanticised the person of the archaeologist – so much so that it’s not hard to hear an Indiana Jones-related quip anytime I introduce myself as an archaeologist (the other half of the time, it’s about dinosaurs…). Although, in real life we know the Nazis in the film were probably better archaeologists because they actually took measurements.

Speaking of Nazis – none of those in the new film. It’s going to be set in the 1950s during the cold war, and so the bad guys in this film will be the Soviets. The archaeological setting is in South America.

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

Hmm… one can wish they would do an Indy film with Southeast Asia as a backdrop, no?

Get Indiana Jones stuff here:
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Adventures of Indiana Jones – The Complete DVD Movie Collection (Full Screen Edition)
Indiana Jones Wool Felt Hat

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

3 thoughts on “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

  1. And in Shanghai…and a bit of Raiders was set in Nepal….altough the last two exemples didn’t have anything to do with archaeology, but it’s nice nonetheless. 🙂

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