Ancient Cultures

Monthly Archive: December Anci

Mummies, mummies, mummies!

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 14:00 , by Rae Ostman
Detail of mummy Djedmaatesankh in ROM's collection

Even if you  missed Ancient Egypt Weekend 2013, you can continue the fun at home or on a future visit to the ROM.

We’re More Ancient than We Think

Posted: July 12, 2013 - 12:05 , by Maxine Kauter
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Artifacts grouped on a shelf for storage.

We’re More Ancient than We Think: An afternoon with April Hawkins, New World Archaeology Collection Technician.

Mesopotamia: The First Reviews Are In

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 15:24 , by Matthew Church
Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

ur newest feature exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, opened just a few days ago and already, broadcast, digital and print media are buzzing with critical acclaim.

Veni, Vidi, Vici - A Weekend to Remember

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 14:07 , by Kate Cooper

Now that Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend is over the interns reflect on their experiences.....

ROM magazine presents a Mystery Object

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 12:43 , by Maxine Kauter
Detail of mystery object

Did you know that 97% of the Museum’s collection is not on display? While 30,000 objects do currently grace our exhibition halls, they are just the tip of a very large iceberg cloistered away here on Bloor and Queens Park.

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend V of IV: The Final Story

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 14:50 , by Robert Mason

Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend is over, and I thought I would show you the results of my attempt to create a recreation, re-enactment, or impression of a soldier from Dura-Europos (so this is not really one of the original IV, so to speak, hence it is V of IV). In the group above you can see me on the left, with members of the University of Toronto's Hart House Archery Club, who collectively constitute the ROM's 3rd century Roman army (or ROMan army - it being the ROM, we are posing in front of a dinosaur).

Live @ the ROM - Ancient Greece & Rome Weekend!

Posted: June 15, 2013 - 14:12 , by Kay Sunahara
Ancient Romans come to the ROM for Family Weekend, June 15-16th

Inside and outside the ROM on June 15th and 16th Ancient Greece and Rome Family Weekend is in full swing. Our 3rd floor galleries are full of experts - some in period clothing!  

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend IV of IV: The Tunic

Posted: June 14, 2013 - 10:05 , by Robert Mason

An important part of everyday life in the past, but one with very little impact on the archaeological record, is clothing...

Challenge your views at Rome & Greece Weekend

Posted: June 12, 2013 - 16:40 , by Kate Cooper
A Greek krater (wine-bowl) and hydria (water-jar) from the ROM storerooms and now on display.

FInd out about two new displays that have been set up in the level 3 galleries for Ancient Rome and Greece Weekend (June 15th & 16th 2013).

Re-enactment, Archaeology, and the Ancient Rome & Greece Weekend III of IV: The Dagger

Posted: June 12, 2013 - 10:35 , by Robert Mason

So in my project to recreate the equipment of a 3rd century Roman soldier from Dura-Europos, following the creation of the sword, I next moved on to the dagger. Little seems to be known about the daggers used by soldiers in the Roman World of the 3rd century AD.