Level: Francesco Zecchinelli.
Story: Are there some tombs undiscovered in Rome?? Yes...Lara starts from
the ruins of Diocletian Thermae and follows a path to find another entrance
at the Lapis Niger...
The legend speaks about the Romolo's Tomb at the Roman Forum...but nobody is sure about this.. (Romolo is Rome's founder)
But somebody tells Lara the truth...
Maybe the tomb wasn't discovered at the Forum...they want to keep it a secret.. why???
Lara, before starting to find the philosopher's stone, wants to take advantage of the situation to find and explore the (maybe) original tomb...
From the square you start, follow through the passage (left is a closed gate) to the next Square, shoot the fence and go in and Lara’s attention is drawn by the Coin behind the left window, shoot the fence right and enter, get some Flares in the corner and push the SE block in, get the Shotgun from under it and follow the passage through a room down a slide and into a room with a closed gate (room 1).
The Coin Gate.
Go into the cellar right and follow over the block to the Coin gate room. Climb the green wall in the NW and backflip to the pillar, go on the ledge to get a small medipack and spot the Jump switch, jump/grab to open a gate, slide and drop, turn around and in the SE is a fenced off passage which is no problem for Lara of course and go to a hall with 2 passages, take the S one and follow to a passage where you opened last gate, go around the pillar in next room and climb up to 1st floor, on the other side of the pillar you’ll find some Ammo, go into the next room, with a Jump switch behind a gate, down in the hole and follow to a pushblock in the end of the passage, get the Ammo in the hole right of the block and follow the passage to the end, push the left block once and notice the light grey Tile on the floor the block has to go there, go around and push it back once, get some Ammo in the back of the room and go pull the block on the Tile.
You’ll see the gate opening up and Skeletons wake up, go back to the
room with that gate and if you have to, shoot the Skeletons with the Shotgun
to gain some time to pull the Jump switch inside, or shoot them down the hole.
Go down the ladder on the pillar and back through the Coin gate, over the
block in the passage room to room 1, the gate on the steps is open.
Inside you can pick up some Ammo and the Coin on a pedestal at the window.
Go out and back to the Coin Gate to open it.
The next room has a closed gate N (with another Coin on a pedestal) and a pit E, drop down in the pit and go into the E passage.
In the next room, go left and check out the crawlspace’es for Ammo, keep a look out for an angry Croc and go on S when you see a Medipack on a Tile W in front of a pit, don’t take it, turn and look N for another Croc. Go down the steps and swim into the left tunnel, follow to a crossing in the end and go left, up behind the green gate and use the Jump switch to kill the Spikes at the Medipack, go down and swim E, get the Medipack and a small medipack in that room and return to the steps, go get the Medipack and hop over the pit, use the Jump switch and hop back, shoot the into the pit and go N, into the room where the Skeleton was lying, go up to the room above and use the Jump switch, go down, S and to the water, walk in on the right side, stand on the edge of the 1st step in the water, hop back (or do 4 steps back) and do a run jump/grab up to the ledge over the water, go right and down for some Ammo, up and up the other side to a room, giving access to the outside area.
Go E and right, get a small medipack just behind the block in the narrow passage and right into the next square, right into the passage where you need another Coin, look up there and pull up into the upper passage, pick up the Flares and go right, get the Ammo in the dark room and do a run jump/grab to a Jump switch on the ridge on the ceiling, the gate in the pit room opens. So make your way back through the basements. Jump up from the block in the pit to the S ledge and get that Coin from the N gate. Return to the Square with the Coin gate. Open the gate and follow the passage to the basement under the square, you’ll find 4 pushblocks each one of them is under one of the pillars in the square, push them all once and the pillars upstairs will get unstable and collapse, go back out and find the gate at the ladder closed, go on a bit and climb the left wall in the end of the passage, backflip and you’re back up over the Coin gate, drop down and go out to the square, near the pillar in the SW you can jump onto a block of rubble, jump/grab the broken pillar and go over the wall to the N, along this wall, do a run jump/grab to a ledge, standing left and hop to the passage up in NW corner.
Slide backwards from the slope (hold Ctrl) and as soon as you land on a lower part of the slope, jump to backflip over the Burner, slide to the bottom and climb up to the next room. Shoot 2 Skeletons in the pit you just came out of or just jump onto the mount of rubble in the NE corner, from here you can jump/grab the E wall (cracked) and climb up to the alcove over the mount, jump to the S ledge and grab up to the edge of the roof, go shimmy right to the end and pull up/backflip to the W ledge, jump to a ledge at the Coin gate NW. run jump to the ledge in front of the N room and get some Flares and Ammo, notice the grey Tile in the back and look in the W room for a block on S wall, pull/push that one onto the Tile and the Coin gate opens. Go get the Coin and return to the room where you got the block from, 3 Crocs surprise you, go W and into the passage leading you outside, to the top of the first squares, walk the broken arch and jump over, go right and open the gate.
The next room has 3 Spike pits, when you jump the first, a Skeleton wakes up behind you, better go back and shoot him into the pit, so he will not bother you anymore, go jump to the other side of the room and use the Jump switch right, watch out for Skeleton #2 and jump back to the centre pit, there’s a brick wall you can climb down from, jump the Spike pit to get over to the open gate, go in and left and stand on the lowest step, grab the left wall and climb right to where you can drop between the flames to get Secret #1, the Crossbow. Climb back to the second step from the bottom and now you can use a Monkey swing ceiling, go to the end of the passage and drop in the end a, go up left into next room and find the ladder down to the cellars in the back.
Turn around at the bottom of the ladder and pull up into the opposite alcove at the grated window, get the Ammo and drop back. Go W and onto the block on N wall, stand left in the corner of it and turn NW, do a run jump with a left turn, bounce off the wall and grab the corner pillar. Use the Monkey swing above to go over to the SE and onto the mount, get into the passage and go up to a room with the Crowbar in the back, get a screenshot of the gate in the beginning of the level and go back down to your friend the Skeleton, run jump to the ladder to climb up before it hacks you to pieces and return to the 3 pits, using the Monkey swing over the flames. Jump the spikes and climb up, go N and open a Crowbar gate in the back, get Secret #2, Grenade gun and Ammo for it. Go back and jump the pits, go back to the start squares, drop down to the ground floor and go W and right to the Crowbar gate.
Down in the room is a slide to the end of the level.
There are ONLY 2 Secrets in the level, not 3.Dutchy