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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Assistant curator, Ka Bo Tsang provides an introduction to the exhibition Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690 - 1850 (June 3 to August 12, 2007), highlighting two paintings depicting women by Katsushika Hokusai's, the preeminent ukiyo-e painter.

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Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator World Culture at the EOM, takes you inside an ancient Roman theater in present day Bosra in south eastern Syria. To learn more about life in ancient Rome, visit the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

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Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator World Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, travelled to Apamea in Syria and takes viewers inside ruins of an ancient Roman house that likely once belonged to a noble family. Learn more about life in ancient Rome in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.