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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17th-century Huron pot

This blog entry is the third in a series dedicated to Remembering Ancient Ceramic Traditions, a project initiated by us when we visited the Royal Ontario Museum’s New World Archaeology Collections to view and handle pottery made by our Ancestors. You can read more on the general idea behind the project in our first post (add link) and learn about typical archaeological approaches to ceramics in our second post (add link). In this entry, we discuss and explore our specific orientations...

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Get a glimpse of the remarkable history of the Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who ruled India from 1628 to 1658, with the Islamic manuscript the Padshahnama, or chronicle of the King of the World...

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Photo Courtesy Gayle Gibson

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Join Egyptologist Gayle Gibson as she explores some of Ancient Egypt's greatest Pharaohs through the lens of this fascinating archaeological site, and guides you through the significant contributions ROM scholars have made to the field.