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

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Details on Djedmaatesankh's mummy case.

Combine the magic of the Nile with your own creativity and brush away the sands of time in ancient Egypt. Unravel the mysteries of pyramids and sphinxes and discover how these fascinating people lived and died thousands of years ago. Assemble an Egyptian outfit, mould a magical shawabti, and find out first-hand why pyramid building is no easy task.

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Photo Julia Campisi

Grab your crayons, paintbrushes and pencils and get ready to open your ears, eyes and minds for an around- the-world artistic adventure! Journey through the Museum’s many amazing exhibits and galleries like Ancient Egypt, Rocks and Minerals, and Mediaeval Japan, and gain inspiration for your brilliant masterpieces. No corner of the ROM will be left unturned as you let your creativity soar!

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Dig for dinosaurs in ROM ROMps!

Join us on a romp around the ROM as we explore the fun and fantastic galleries the Museum has to offer. Dig for dinos, explore ancient Egypt, and mingle in the Ming tomb. Have fun in a different gallery every day, hear about the adventures of Kings, Queens, and Critters, and create amazing art projects to take home to remind you of your own ROM romp!