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.


What's New

Category: Blog Post
Photo of people taking photos in the Rotunda at the Royal Ontario Museum
After weeks of planning Lexie and I hosted our first #emptyROM tour this morning! We loved the MET's version and thought it would be a great way to show our community what it is like to come to work early in the morning everyday!
Category: Event
ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations

Explore the world of ancient Pompeii with an evening of food and drink inspired by the ROM's exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano at one of Toronto's premiere restaurants, Peter Pan. Chef Noah Goldberg has crafted a special tasting menu which explores the flavours and textures of ancient Rome.

Category: Event
Tree of Life - New Year's Card

Explore the origins of Monotheistic traditions in this day-long workshop. From  Mesopotamia and Egypt, to the World of Pompeii, the ROM's galleries and hands-on collections will inspire you to delve deep into the ancient origins of the Jewish tradition. Tour the ROM with ROM Educator Geri Durbin as she unravels the history behind the rise of Monotheism in the ancient and modern world.