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Monthly Archive: December

Meteorite of the month: martian meteorite NWA 5298

Posted: February 9, 2012 - 13:51 , by admin
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By Brendt C. Hyde, ROM Mineralogy Technician

Meteorites can come from a variety of locations.  Most often we think of them as pieces of rock ejected off of asteroids during big collisions in space.  However, these collisions also happen on the planets and moons in our solar system.  The Earth has luckily been able to collect a number of meteorites from our moon and from the planet Mars.  This month we take a look at a rock from Mars.

Justin Jennings and ROMtravel visit a hacienda in Mexico

Posted: February 8, 2012 - 10:47 , by admin

Submitted by Justin Jennings, Curator, Department of World Cultures.  Follow his Maya adventures with ROMTravel.

Justin Jennings leads ROMtravellers through 2,000 years of Maya history

Posted: February 7, 2012 - 16:01 , by admin

Submitted by Justin Jennings, Curator, Department of World Cultures.  Follow his Maya adventures with ROMTravel.

ROM Curator Justin Jennings writes from ROMtravel trip to Maya lands.

Posted: February 3, 2012 - 03:15 , by admin

Submitted by Justin Jennings, Curator, Department of World Cultures.  Follow his Maya adventures  with ROMTravel.

Curator Justin Jennings fills us in on ROMtravel Maya journey

Posted: February 2, 2012 - 14:25 , by admin
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Submitted by Justin Jennings, Curator, Department of World Cultures.  Follow his Maya adventures  with ROMTravel.

Chichicastenango - a mouthful for the non Maya speaker, but one of the most beautiful towns in the highlands of Guatemala.

Did End-of-World Prophesiers have too much Time on their Hands?

Posted: February 1, 2012 - 12:57 , by admin

Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager 

Last Friday, a keen and curious crowd of 75 people attended the ROM’s monthly Connecting: Mix Mingle Think event for a talk by the Museum’s ancient world expert Gayle Gibson called The Long Goodbye: Apocalypse 2012?

Six facts you may not know about the Apocalypse:

1. Apocalypse is a Greek term that means “lifting the veil.” The usual English term, “Revelation,” comes from Latin.

Notes from Oman: Part 3

Posted: January 31, 2012 - 09:25 , by admin
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Dr. Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes, is the first-ever recipient of the YPC Research Fund. This November 2011, YPC supported Sarah’s trip to Oman to research ancient forms of pitloom weaving and the trade routes of the Muscat cloth, which will inform part of a future ROM exhibition.

Submitted by Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes

November 21, 2011

Old Collection, New Research

Posted: January 30, 2012 - 10:49 , by admin
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Dr. Chen Shen, Vice President, Senior Curator, Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology at the ROM gives a preview of his presentation, Peking Man Revisited: A Who’s Who of Human Evolution at the upcoming ROM Research Colloquium this Friday, February 3 in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre. This full day of 15-minute presentations by ROM researchers is free and open to the public.

Battling over Healthcare

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 10:56 , by admin
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Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager 

Ushering in the year of the dragon in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Posted: January 26, 2012 - 09:56 , by Nicole Richards

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins