December 2013

Monthly Archive: December 2013

The Evans Connection Part 2: The Minoans Created

Posted: December 31, 2013 - 16:34 , by Kate Cooper

The continuation of the story of how the British archeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, made his own particular interpretation of the ancient Minoan civilization so popular.

The Evans Connection Part 1: The Minoans Discovered

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 20:39 , by Kate Cooper

I pick up the story of the Ivory ‘Minoan’ Goddess to discuss why the ROM, or indeed anyone, believed that the figurine was genuine (or why she was created, if she is fake). 

2013 Social Media year in review: Facebook

Posted: December 27, 2013 - 12:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Our Cat Mummy goes on display

Looking back on our year via Facebook at the museum.

Top 5 ROM Blogs of 2013

Posted: December 24, 2013 - 11:10 , by Cheryl Fraser
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Thank you to all our readers and happy holidays! 

Exhibit on 19th-century India Closing Soon

Posted: December 21, 2013 - 20:40 , by Deepali Dewan

Don’t miss the opportunity to see “Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal," an original exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that closes in three weeks, on January 12, 2014...

2013 Social Media year in review: Twitter

Posted: December 20, 2013 - 12:59 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Santa Claus parade float

A review of our year on Twitter at the museum.

Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 09:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ryan Farley, the ROM's lead concierge, near a tiger in the biodiversity gallery

Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.

Weapon Wednesday: The Long History of an Irish Bronze Age Sword

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 13:04 , by Robert Mason
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The Late Bronze Age sword and its 18th century grip.

The story of a sword made in Bronze Age Ireland.

Introducing Acheroraptor temertyorum

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 14:59 , by admin
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Illustrations of dinosaurs in landscape.

ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!

Weapon Wednesday: Two daggers from Luristan, Iran

Posted: December 4, 2013 - 12:14 , by Robert Mason
ROM #938.35, the dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri, 43.6 cm long (ROM Photography)

In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920's and 30's. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze.