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This is an article about the location from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). For the character from the Haunted Mansion, see Raven.

The Raven also known as The Raven Saloon is a location from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).


The Raven as a saloon located in Patan, Nepal along the Himalayas. The establishment burned down in the year 1936.


The original owners of the Raven are unknown however it was purchased by archaeologist Abner Ravenwood on his expedition to the Himalayas in the 1930s. Abner had purchased the establishment as a means of garnering funding for his archaeological expedition. Following Abner's demise in 1936, the tavern was inherited by his daughter Marion.

In 1936, Marion with her old flame Indiana Jones when the US government hired him to beat the nazis in the hunt for the Ark of the Covenant. Indy needed Abner's medallion which was was a key in locating the Well of Souls where the Ark was buried in Cairo. When Marion turned Indy away, the Raven was infiltrated by the Nazis who attempted to rob Marion of the medallion only to be fended off by herself and Jones though the Raven burned down in the fight.

Appearances and allusions[]

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar[]

Jock Lindsey is in possession of coasters from the Raven and his flight-log identifies him having been a patron of the bar.[1]

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar[]

A seltzer bottle from Marion's bar is located on a shelf in Trader Sam's bar. A message from Indiana to Sam mentions Marion saying  if he needed help running the bar, then Sam should ask her.


Expedition Everest[]

In The Many Adventures of Indiana Jones, Marion came across the footprints of the Yeti during her tracking of a thief through the Himalayas.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye[]

Abner Ravenwood sent Indy messages from the Raven when Indiana excavated the Temple of the Forbidden Eye in the Lost Delta of India.