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 Speaks Series

Tickets on sale to RPC/YPC Members May 19.
TIckets on sale to Members May 21.
Tickets on sale to General Public May 23.

The Smithsonian Institute's Benjamin Andrews takes us on a journey through explosive volcanic eruptions such as that seen at Pompeii in 79 AD. Hear his take on the impact of volcanic activities on regional and global environments, and human societies.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Series

Tickets on sale to RPC/YPC Members May 19.
TIckets on sale to Members May 21.
Tickets on sale to General Public May 23.

In its day Pompeii was a city strongly built of stone and brick, but today it is a fragile archaeological site, and a unique, irreplaceable, non-renewable, cultural resource.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Series

Tickets on sale to RPC/YPC Members May 19.
TIckets on sale to Members May 21.
Tickets on sale to General Public May 23.