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
A crowd of ROM staff and media gather for the installation

We are in the midst of installation for our Pompeii, In the Shadow of the Volcano exhibit, opening June 13, 2015. Here's a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes on the exhibition floor today (June 4th).

Category: Exhibition
ROM Beta space at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Your ideas shaping your museum

#ROMBeta
Until August 2015

ROM Beta is a space where visitors can contribute ideas and opinions about actual exhibitions, gallery plans, and interpretation that we're working on right now. It's a chance for you to try things out and tell us what to do to shape the experiences you have at the Museum.

Category: Blog Post

The study of celestial bodies is one of the oldest sciences. Meticulous observations of the night sky were made by many early civilizations who used the information for various purposes, including determining the right time for planting, harvesting, ceremonial events and tides.