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Monthly Archive: December

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.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted: December 3, 2013 - 14:45 , by Janet Carding

The ROM marks the United Nation’s annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

Decked Out for the Holidays

Posted: November 28, 2013 - 15:10 , by admin
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Picture of the "Winter Tree" at night.

A beautiful winter tree, with LED light-displays, was set-up by the Bloor-Yorkville BIA's Holiday Magic initiative outside the ROM's entrance.

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Weapon Wednesday: The Burmese Dha

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 11:35 , by Robert Mason
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Burmese dha

Across South East and South Asia the traditional weapons often bear close affinities to the tools of the region...

Keaton Smith's ROM Inspiration

Posted: November 12, 2013 - 11:44 , by Media Intern
Keaton Smith at the ROM © Deborah Smith

This is a guest blog post by Keaton Smith, published by Jesika Arseneau...

Wildlife photography, Species at Risk in Ontario and what YOU can do to help

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 14:59 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Images of assorted species at risk from Ontario, including a Barn owl, a Monarch butterfly, a Lake Sturgeon, and a Fowler's toad.

The ROM partners with many organizations and individuals to promote awareness about, and to conserve, species at risk in Ontario.

Exposing the ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess

Posted: November 6, 2013 - 13:01 , by Kate Cooper
X-ray image of the ROM goddess (still 'fully' dressed)

I’m very excited to announce that a short video about the ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess has just gone live!

 

International Archaeology Day at the ROM!

Posted: October 28, 2013 - 07:27 , by Rae Ostman
Projectile point

ROM experts were joined by archaeologists from all over the GTA to celebrate new discoveries and ongoing projects at International Archaeology 2013.