Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Courses & Workshops
How does landscape change a culture and how does culture change a landscape?
Interactive discussion linking art & science from two very different perspectives. With Dr. Doug Currie, Senior Curator of Entomology and Dr. Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator of South Asian Arts and Culture.
Coinciding with the opening of our newest exhibition Mesopotamia:Inventing Our World, join world experts for a series of informative and entertaining lectures delving into the archaeology, art and mystery of ancient Mesopotamia.
Buy the full series and get one lecture free!
Dr. Clemens Reichel launches the Explore Mesopotamia Speaker Series with a look at the powerful kings of Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia through monumental architecture, art, and ancient inscriptions. Dr. Reichel is the ROM Curator of Mesopotamia; Assistant Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, Dept of Near and Middle Eastern Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Associate Curator (Ancient Near East), Dept of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum.
The University of Toronto’s excavations at Tell Tayinat, located on the Plain of Antioch in southeastern Turkey, have uncovered the impressive remains of an Assyrian settlement (ca. 8th-7th Cent.
Small, unassuming clay balls have come to play a central role in the debate over the origins of writing, having been made famous by Denise Schmandt-Besserat and her theory of the origins of writing. The balls, which range from the size of golf balls to baseballs, are better described as envelop
Images uncovered from splendid palaces at Nineveh and Nimrud, coupled with vivid accounts in the Bible where Assyria was reviled by the prophet Isaiah, give us something of the face Assyria presented to the outside world.
La prise de Babylone par le roi des Perses, Cyrus le Grand, en 539 av, J.C., nous est connue à travers plusieurs sources anciennes, dont Hérodote et la Bible, qui lui ont conféré une aura légendaire.
The general public is invited to attend a free Wills & Estate Planning session presented by the Museum’s Gift Planning Professional Advisory Committee.