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* Seta from ''Manga/LoveHina''; he takes on Keitaro as an assistant for a summer job.

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* Stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana Jones's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel Jackson is a "purer" example in flashbacks, but modifies the way he works once he joins the SG team. He is occasionally mentioned to be on more traditional archeology digs when his schedule permits.
** It's frequently implied that if Daniel had his way, he'd have the Stargate be used ''solely'' for this purpose.
** Daniel's status as this (as well as [[TookALevelInBadass the levels in badass he's taken]]) are lampshaded in one episode when one of the soldiers on the team that SG-1 will be guarding mentions [[SarcasmMode how much safer he feels]] knowing that an archaeologist has his back. Daniel responds by holding up a knife and asking which end he's supposed to put the bullets in.
** Also lampshaded when the team questions a man that claims to be an archaelogist about his weapon:

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel Jackson is a "purer" example in flashbacks, but modifies the way he works once he joins the SG team. He is occasionally mentioned to be on more traditional archeology digs when his schedule permits.
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permits. It's frequently implied that if Daniel had his way, he'd have the Stargate be used ''solely'' for this purpose.
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purpose. Daniel's status as this (as well as [[TookALevelInBadass the levels in badass he's taken]]) are lampshaded in one episode when one of the soldiers on the team that SG-1 will be guarding mentions [[SarcasmMode how much safer he feels]] knowing that an archaeologist has his back. Daniel responds by holding up a knife and asking which end he's supposed to put the bullets in.
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in. Also lampshaded when the team questions a man that claims to be an archaelogist about his weapon:



* In a few ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' stories, Captain Picard gets to air out his AdventurerArchaeologist side.
** [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Vash Vash]] in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Love interest of Jean-Luc Picard, partner of Q.

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In a few ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' stories, Captain Picard gets to air out his AdventurerArchaeologist side.
** [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Vash Vash]] in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Love Vash]]: love interest of Jean-Luc Picard, partner of Q.



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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.
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* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].
** In a similar vein, stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.
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* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].
** In a similar vein, stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* Johnny Thunder of LEGOAdventurers and Jake Raines of LEGO Pharaoh's Quest both fit this trope to a tee. Based on his bio on the LEGODinoAttack website, Digger might also qualify.

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* Johnny Thunder of LEGOAdventurers Toys/LEGOAdventurers and Jake Raines of LEGO Pharaoh's Quest both fit this trope to a tee. Based on his bio on the LEGODinoAttack website, Digger might also qualify.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.



* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money in the game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"

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* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La Mulana La-Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money in the game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"



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* ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.



* Parodied in the ''WebSeries/LoadingReadyRun'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/7862-The-Fountain The Fountain]]. The Indiana Jones character wants to travel the globe to solve the riddles and open the door to the FountainOfYouth but the financier backing him points out that they can just use explosives to blast it open instead.

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* Parodied in the ''WebSeries/LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/7862-The-Fountain The Fountain]]. The Indiana Jones character wants to travel the globe to solve the riddles and open the door to the FountainOfYouth but the financier backing him points out that they can just use explosives to blast it open instead.instead.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].



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30th May '16 10:11:04 PM Doug86
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* In A. Merritt's lush 1924 fantasy novel ''The Ship of Ishtar'', John Kenton is described in terms that suggest he is one of these. He has the ship because a fellow archaeologist sent it to him, and he has no trouble reading the cuneatic script on the stone block in which it was inclosed. He has a room full of "his spoils from many a far away corner of the world". We learn later that he's also a veteran of WorldWarOne and pretty good at hand-to-hand combat.

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* In A. Merritt's lush 1924 fantasy novel ''The Ship of Ishtar'', John Kenton is described in terms that suggest he is one of these. He has the ship because a fellow archaeologist sent it to him, and he has no trouble reading the cuneatic script on the stone block in which it was inclosed. He has a room full of "his spoils from many a far away corner of the world". We learn later that he's also a veteran of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and pretty good at hand-to-hand combat.



* Sylvanus Morley was, by all accounts, an excellent archeologist whose excavations of Mayan ruins in Mexico were highly influential. They also made a good cover for his spying for the American government during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* Sylvanus Morley was, by all accounts, an excellent archeologist whose excavations of Mayan ruins in Mexico were highly influential. They also made a good cover for his spying for the American government during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
24th May '16 10:31:42 AM SomberCaelifera
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*** Late in the episode it is revealed that [[spoiler: the adventurer archaeologist was a fraud. Having purchased the identity of a legitimate archaeologist, the man proceeded to live the fantasy of an adventurer archaeologist. He ended up being more successful than the person whose identity he was using]].

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*** ** Late in the episode it is revealed that [[spoiler: the adventurer archaeologist was a fraud. Having purchased the identity of a legitimate archaeologist, the man proceeded to live the fantasy of an adventurer archaeologist. He ended up being more successful than the person whose identity he was using]].
19th May '16 9:45:42 AM eliaskelham
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* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series. Lampshaded: No one ever calls what he does 'archeology'. They all refer to him as a thief, and they're absolutely right, though [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI he'd probably prefer "treasure hunter"]]. It's just, sometimes treasure is inside museums, or under guard by heavily-armed mercenaries...

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* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series. Lampshaded: No one ever even calls what he does 'archeology'. They all refer to him as a thief, and they're absolutely right, though [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI he'd probably prefer "treasure hunter"]]. It's just, sometimes treasure is inside museums, or under guard by heavily-armed mercenaries...mercenaries. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, the series actually ends with him transitioning ''into'' legal, more realistic archaeology.]]
18th May '16 9:45:55 AM Nepeta
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[GenkiGirl Aradia Megido]] was one before she died. [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Even after death]], she continued exploring and retrieving items from ruins, except she was focused on one set of prediscovered ruins with the intent of using them to create [[TheGamePlaysYou Sgrub]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[GenkiGirl Aradia Megido]] was one before she died. [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Even after death]], she continued exploring and retrieving items from ruins, except she was focused on one set of prediscovered ruins with the intent of using them to create [[TheGamePlaysYou Sgrub]]. Her user initials are even aA; except it stands for apocalypseArisen.
7th May '16 2:02:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arizona Goof from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse is a spoof of this trope (or just Franchise/IndianaJones).

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* Goofy's cousin Arizona Goof from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse is a spoof of this trope (or just Franchise/IndianaJones).
27th Apr '16 5:22:38 PM gfrequency
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* Explorer and archaeologist Josh Gates has produced and hosted several shows that place him in this territory, most notably ''Series/DestinationTruth'' (focusing on cryptozoology and ghost-hunting in exotic locations such as Pompeii) and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''Expedition Unknown'' (dealing with more traditional treasure-hunting, such as a search for Jesse James' lost gold or Saint Petersburg's Amber Room, which was even looted by ThoseWackyNazis).
20th Apr '16 7:50:14 PM PaulA
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* Leslie Howard's ''Film/PimpernelSmith'', a 1941 take on ''Film/Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}'', is not only an AdventurerArchaeologist, but a ''Nazi-fighting'' AdventurerArchaeologist forty years before Indy himself.

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* Leslie Howard's ''Film/PimpernelSmith'', a 1941 take on ''Film/Film/{{The ''Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}'', is not only an AdventurerArchaeologist, but a ''Nazi-fighting'' AdventurerArchaeologist forty years before Indy himself.
20th Apr '16 7:49:43 PM PaulA
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* Leslie Howard's ''Film/PimpernelSmith'', a 1941 take on ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'', is not only an AdventurerArchaeologist, but a ''Nazi-fighting'' AdventurerArchaeologist forty years before Indy himself.

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* Leslie Howard's ''Film/PimpernelSmith'', a 1941 take on ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'', ''Film/Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}'', is not only an AdventurerArchaeologist, but a ''Nazi-fighting'' AdventurerArchaeologist forty years before Indy himself.
19th Apr '16 10:01:19 AM erforce
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* ''Anime/ExplorerWomanRay'', title character of the anime of the same name. A late 1980s attempt by the anime industry to cash in on the popularity of IndianaJones and the GirlsWithGuns genre (EWR's theme music even sounds eerily similar to John William's Indiana Jones theme).

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* ''Anime/ExplorerWomanRay'', title character of the anime of the same name. A late 1980s attempt by the anime industry to cash in on the popularity of IndianaJones '*Franchise/IndianaJones'' and the GirlsWithGuns genre (EWR's theme music even sounds eerily similar to John William's Indiana Jones theme).



* Arizona Goof from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse is a spoof of this trope (or just IndianaJones).

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* Arizona Goof from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse is a spoof of this trope (or just IndianaJones).Franchise/IndianaJones).



* [[CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] -- if the treasure exists, he must find it! His adventure in "The Seven Cities of Cibola" [[OlderThanTheyThink was actually Spielberg's inspiration]] for the first ''Indiana Jones'' film!

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* [[CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] -- if the treasure exists, he must find it! His adventure in "The Seven Cities of Cibola" [[OlderThanTheyThink was actually Spielberg's inspiration]] for the first [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] ''Indiana Jones'' film!



* IndianaJones re-popularized. The movies are basically {{Genre Throwback}}s.

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* IndianaJones re-popularized.''Franchise/IndianaJones'' re-popularized this. The movies are basically {{Genre Throwback}}s.



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] heavily in ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' where Indy is briefly seen lecturing a class that archeology is concerned with facts and research, a lot of the work is done in libraries, and he specifically tells the students it is not about finding lost cities, buried treasure or following maps to a big "X". He then promptly ditches the class to go on an action-packed adventure that involves everything he just spent class period dismissing. [[ThoseWackyNazis And some Nazis.]]

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] heavily in ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' where Indy is briefly seen lecturing a class that archeology is concerned with facts and research, a lot of the work is done in libraries, and he specifically tells the students it is not about finding lost cities, buried treasure or following maps to a big "X". He then promptly ditches the class to go on an action-packed adventure that involves everything he just spent class period dismissing. [[ThoseWackyNazis And some Nazis.]]



* Benjamin Gates (played by Nicholas Cage) from Disney's ''NationalTreasure'' franchise is a historian and amateur cryptologist who does all that work to be prepared to find the treasure and he only keeps looking for it so as to protect it.

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* Benjamin Gates (played by Nicholas Cage) from Disney's ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' franchise is a historian and amateur cryptologist who does all that work to be prepared to find the treasure and he only keeps looking for it so as to protect it.



* In the ''Series/CSINewYork'' episode "The Cost of Living", one of these breaks into a disused part of the NewYorkSubway and retrieves an item, in a large-scale homage to ''IndianaJones'' that probably left many viewers wondering what they were watching... Then the team find his corpse:

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* In the ''Series/CSINewYork'' episode "The Cost of Living", one of these breaks into a disused part of the NewYorkSubway and retrieves an item, in a large-scale homage to ''IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' that probably left many viewers wondering what they were watching... Then the team find his corpse:



-->'''Mac:''' [[QuipToBlack Until someone made this his last crusade]].

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-->'''Mac:''' [[QuipToBlack Until someone made this this]] his [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade last crusade]].



* It is also possible to pull off an Adventurer Archaeologist character in the ''{{TabletopGame/Eberron}}'' setting for TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. Indeed, the ''Forge of War'' book indicates that it's possible to run a war campaign in which one is attempting to locate ancient artifacts to deny them to enemy forces, "[[IndianaJones like a certain whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist.]]"

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* It is also possible to pull off an Adventurer Archaeologist character in the ''{{TabletopGame/Eberron}}'' setting for TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. Indeed, the ''Forge of War'' book indicates that it's possible to run a war campaign in which one is attempting to locate ancient artifacts to deny them to enemy forces, "[[IndianaJones "[[Franchise/IndianaJones like a certain whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist.]]"



* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.



* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to Franchise/IndianaJones (you even start the game with a familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably getting sold as VendorTrash.

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* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to Franchise/IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (you even start the game with a familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably getting sold as VendorTrash.



* Zahi Hawass, currently one of the most famous archaeologists in Egypt, is well aware of this trope and plays it up. (That [[NiceHat brown fedora]] is [[IndianaJones not a coincidence]].) This has made him very popular with TV crews, incidentally helping popularize Egyptology itself and get it proper funding, but because his methods can be a bit sloppy he's alternately loved and hated by "proper" archaeologists.

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* Zahi Hawass, currently one of the most famous archaeologists in Egypt, is well aware of this trope and plays it up. (That [[NiceHat brown fedora]] is [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones not a coincidence]].) This has made him very popular with TV crews, incidentally helping popularize Egyptology itself and get it proper funding, but because his methods can be a bit sloppy he's alternately loved and hated by "proper" archaeologists.



** Belzoni is another guy cited as a possible inspiration for IndianaJones, particularly the part about an unscrupulous French[[note]]Well, an Italian in French employ[[/note]] rival working for an expansionist empire led by an infamous dictator (in this case, Napoleon). The main difference being said rival was less an archaologist and more of a greedy, unethical businessman as well as the corrupt French consul for Egypt. He's the most deplorable example of "bad archeaology" on this page as he actually would intentionally destroy some of the stuff his men found to drive up the value of what was left over.

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** Belzoni is another guy cited as a possible inspiration for IndianaJones, Franchise/IndianaJones, particularly the part about an unscrupulous French[[note]]Well, an Italian in French employ[[/note]] rival working for an expansionist empire led by an infamous dictator (in this case, Napoleon). The main difference being said rival was less an archaologist and more of a greedy, unethical businessman as well as the corrupt French consul for Egypt. He's the most deplorable example of "bad archeaology" on this page as he actually would intentionally destroy some of the stuff his men found to drive up the value of what was left over.



* Another possible inspiration for both IndianaJones and [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Arthur Conan Doyle's]] Professor Challenger was Percy Fawcett whose exploits in South America read like something from fiction - such as fighting giant snakes. He died at the age of [[BadassGrandpa fifty-seven]] while searching for the [[LostWorld 'The Lost City of Z']].

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* Another possible inspiration for both IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones and [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Arthur Conan Doyle's]] Professor Challenger was Percy Fawcett whose exploits in South America read like something from fiction - such as fighting giant snakes. He died at the age of [[BadassGrandpa fifty-seven]] while searching for the [[LostWorld 'The Lost City of Z']].
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