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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).

The Making of "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" - by Kati Bruch

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 13:57 , by Brennan Caverhill
White Rhino in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 come visit the "Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity" to participate in our special Curator's Corner event from 11am to 4pm. Celebrate the 4th birthday of the gallery by playing our "You be the Curator" and "Fact or Fiction" games. Visit Earth Rangers Studio to learn more!

Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain

Posted: June 17, 2013 - 16:32 , by Maxine Kauter
Image of door with text "2B"

What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.

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...

Writing on Walls - conversation with Gallery Text Editor, Christine Caroppo

Posted: June 13, 2013 - 13:37 , by Maxine Kauter
Image of gallery text for the GENESIS exhbition

Gallery text is everywhere, but where does it come from?

Cloth hunting in Tanzania

Posted: June 13, 2013 - 10:48 , by Sarah Fee
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In the 19th century, cloth was big business in East Africa. From present-day Somalia down to Mozambique, the whole eastern half of the continent was experiencing an economic boom as it exported elephant ivory, slaves, aromatics and spices to Asia, Europe, and North America. With their newfound wealth, East African consumers largely sought to acquire foreign cloth and beads.

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...