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Monthly Archive: December

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.

Weapon Wednesday: Frankish "Seax" swords

Posted: October 23, 2013 - 15:28 , by Robert Mason
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In the 3rd century of the current era the term "Frank" was used by Romans and others to describe a group of Germanic tribes living in the Rhine valley. In the 4th century Franks settled within territory ruled by the Romans and were a recognised kingdom. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the Frankish kingdom under their Merovingian kings spread over all of France (which to this day is named after this confederation of Germans).

The Children's Miracle Network at The ROM!

Posted: October 21, 2013 - 16:00 , by Media Intern
Making fossil molds

Twelve children and their families were welcomed at the ROM for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.

ScopifyROM: Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 09:10 , by Katherine Dunnell
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View of broach glowing under UV light.

A Diamond brooch made by the renowned Italian jewellery, house Bulgar, was selected by the Mineralogy department for the ScopifyROM project

Doodle 4 Google contest announcement

Posted: October 15, 2013 - 16:39 , by David McKay
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Doodle 4 Google logo

Announcing the Doodle 4 Google contest for kids!

Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors - Exhibition Announcement Event

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 19:02 , by David McKay
Media scrum at the announcement event

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors is set to open at the ROM on March 8, 2014. This exhbition will give visitors insight into the Palace's history through approximately 250 treasures from the Palace Museum’s collection of over 1.5 million objects.

Weapon Wednesday: the "djanbīyya" dagger

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 08:43 , by Robert Mason
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Janbīyah from Mughal India (2004x5.151)

The Middle Eastern two-edged curved dagger is one of the most recognizable weapon forms. Typically it is known by the Arab term djanbīyya sometimes Anglicised as "jambiya", or also often the Arabic term khandjar, but these curved daggers are found across the Middle East.

New Scopify ROM App Let’s You See Secrets

Posted: October 8, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kris Abel reviews the new Scopify ROM app

A review of the new Scopify ROM app by Kris Abel (@realkrisabel)

Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013

Posted: October 7, 2013 - 11:55 , by Mary Burridge
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Brook Silverside - A small silver fish in weedy water

ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park