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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The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers!

Take a journey across the continents as you listen to wondrous tales from around the world! The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers, and spur you on to spin your own tales of wonder!

Meet the Instructor: Allison Miller

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Mediaeval helmet over top a mosaic map of Europe.

For centuries humankind has been waging wars and engaging in battles. Explore the armies, weapons and tactics that leaders have used throughout the ages to expand their empires and outwit their enemies. Relive the famous historic battles of Alexander the Great, William the Conqueror and Ramses II. You will have plenty of hands-on experience as you investigate arms and armour up close and apply your new found strategy skills in games and role play.

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Long time Dungeons & Dragons instructor Daniel Kwan teaching in the European Gallery.

Learn about legends, monsters, scrolls, and weapons from the actual cultures and artifacts upon which Dungeons & Dragons-style games are based. Use your imagination to bring it all to life while playing an on-going campaign in the ROM-inspired D&D world of Elaran. Create characters, strategize, and try to stay on the Dungeon Master’s good side!

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