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Monthly Archive: December Anci

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.

Daily Life in Greek & Roman: Insights from our Interns

Posted: June 11, 2013 - 10:38 , by Kay Sunahara
The ROM's Kay Sunahara examining Roman coins with interns Menghan Yan & Clare Schwartzberg, surrounded by artifacts being prepared for the upcoming Ancient Greece & Rome Weekend exhibit

Student interns are a vital part of behind-the-scenes throughout the ROM...

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

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 14:59 , by Robert Mason
The finished sword reproduction, with scabbard.

The sword is one of the definitive weapons of the Roman soldier...

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

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 12:03 , by Robert Mason

As an archaeologist the main goal in my work is to understand the people of the past...

Dr. Zahi Hawass Lecture at the ROM

Posted: June 5, 2013 - 18:04 , by April Hawkins
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Last Monday the ROM hosted a sold-out lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass in our Currelly gallery...

How to display the past.....Part 3: Curatorial Perspectives

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 13:56 , by Kate Cooper

How do curators put together a museum display?  Find out in my third installment of this behind-the-scenes tour.

The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

Posted: March 25, 2013 - 14:48 , by April Hawkins
The LEGO Maya Pyramid that 5000 kids built

For our March Break programming this year I wanted to mark the 50th anniversary of the excavation of an incredible ancient Maya site -  Altun Ha, Belize

Hands on in the Archaeology Lab at University of California, Merced

Posted: March 25, 2013 - 13:43 , by Kay Sunahara
Kay Sunahara leading ceramic petrology workshop at University of California-Merced, Dept. of Anthropology

Kay Sunahara introduced students to the study of archaeological ceramics using petrographic analysis.

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