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Monthly Archive: December

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

Behind the scenes in New World Archaeology with April Hawkins

Posted: January 8, 2014 - 13:29 , by Ryan Dodge
New World Archaeology Technician April Hawkins

April shows us what goes on behind the scenes in the New World Archaeology Department

Welcome to 2014 at the ROM

Posted: January 7, 2014 - 16:18 , by Janet Carding

As the ROM prepares to celebrate its Centennial beginning this March, I have been reflecting on the year that’s just passed and all the inspiring activity that’s taken place at the Museum.

Did you wake up with a bang this morning?

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 12:00 , by Katherine Dunnell
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You may not have been dreaming! The phenomenon is called cryoseism.

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.