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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Category: Blog Post
ROM #938.35, the dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri, 43.6 cm long (ROM Photography)

In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920's and 30's. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze.

Category: Video
Dr. Clemens Reichel standing beside the display case featuring the Lyre.

Dr. Clemens Reichel introduces a new object on display in Mesopotamia: Inventing our World. The Great Lyre of Ur is on loan from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The exhibition continues at the ROM until January 5th, 2014 and is presented by RSA Insurance.

Category: Blog Post
X-ray image of the ROM goddess (still 'fully' dressed)

I’m very excited to announce that a short video about the ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess has just gone live!