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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ROM Daytime (formerly Contexts)

The earliest settlement documented in Toronto was 17th century Teiaiagon, located at the first portage stop on the Humber River, now overlaid by the Baby Point neighbourhood in Bloor West. But what of the 10,000 years of history that came before? The ROM’s artifacts from Toronto reveal tantalizing slices of this ancient story - the most mysterious featured in this presentation by the keeper of the...

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Category: Blog Post

On January 21st we took part in the international tweet up, #MuseumSelfie Day. Here are some of the best!