Gold Idol

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Gold Idol
Found 1996
Current Status In Lara's treasure vault
Game(s) Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider II

Level Found City of Vilcabamba
Level Used City of Vilcabamba

The Gold Idol is a key and also a minor artefact item found in the City of Vilcabamba, the second level of the original Tomb Raider. It is and is needed to open the door leading to The Lost Valley.

After entering a village hut and moving a stone block, Lara finds it in an alcove at the back, along with a Silver Key, which is lying on the opposite side.

Apparently Lara put the Gold Idol to her treasure vault despite the fact that it was placed to its receptacle in the very end of the City of Vilcabamba level. [1] This key-artefact has been removed in the remake Tomb Raider Anniversary and the entrance to the valley is now opened by a mechanism.


The idol is based on a Tumi, a sacrificial ceremonial knife used by Inca and pre-Inca civilizations. [2]


The artefact is not known to have any special powers. When it's placed to its receptacle, the door leading to The Lost Valley is opened.


  1. See the shelf in this screenshot
  2. Retrieved on 14th Dec 2012
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