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: Podcast

In this fascinating talk world renowned Egyptologist Barry Kemp discusses the most recent discoveries at Amarna, the enigmatic ancient Egyptian capital of controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten.

As the Director of the Amarna Trust, Professor Kemp has dedicated his life to uncovering the history of the site where King Tutankhamun spent his childhood. 

Category: Podcast
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Coinciding with the major exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, we are proud to present Explore Mesopotamia which brings together world experts in a series of informative and entertaining lectures delving into the archaeology, art and mystery of ancient Mesopotamia.

Category: Blog Post
Sword of Babylonian King Marduk-shapik-zeri, 1081-1069 BC

Weapons are one of the most politically-incorrect subjects there are, associated with brutality and violence. But they are also important, and have often defined the cultures that made them....