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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Mummy Board (painted wood), 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, Egypt, 1069 - 945 BC
Mummies In The Morning, Animals In Afternoon
As a kid in Ancient Egypt, your life would have been very different than today! Find out how as we explore tombs, myths, mummies and more. Next, we will visit the Schad gallery to learn more about the animals we saw represented in Ancient Egyptian art.
Taught by Sam Laforet

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Pendent, Dragon form (Jade), Zhou Dynasty, China, 5th century BC

Myths and Monsters
From Greek centaurs to Chinese dragons and all the beasts in between, today we’ll use science to explain the origins of these mixed up creatures.

Taught by Hilary Topalian
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Mummy of lady Djedmaatesankh.
Myth Busters
True or False - Bats suck blood. Fact or Fiction - All ancient Egyptian mummies are cursed. Today we'll explore the real stories behind many of the museum's most misunderstood cultural and natural objects. Warning - sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!
Taught by Bethany Kempster