ROM Ancient Cultures

From early human ancestors in China to the technological innovations of Mesopotamia to the global economy of ancient Rome, ancient cultures help us understand the diversity of human experience.ROM archaeologists excavate around the world. Back at the museum, our staff analyze and conserve the ROM’s artifact collections. And our broader community of archaeology enthusiasts and experts share insight and data globally. How can information about past cultures help us understand our present world and plan for the future? Get involved and be part of the conversation!

ROM Ancient Cultures explores the civilizations of the past and their relevance today.

 

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Explore the Chinese collections that will be presented in the new Humboldt Forum in Berlin, in comparison to the ROM’s impressive collection of Chinese objects and architecture. 

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Learn about legends, monsters, scrolls, and weapons from the actual cultures and artifacts upon which Dungeons & Dragons-style games are based. Use your imagination to bring it all to life while playing an on-going campaign in the ROM-inspired D&D world. Create characters, strategize, and try to stay on the Dungeon Master’s good side!

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Find out how archaeologists are handling the challenges posed by warfare, and some unexpected outcomes that have emerged from these catastrophic situations.