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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After years in storage at the University of Toronto, a mummy from the Royal Ontario Museum's Egyptian collection returns to the Museum. Gayle Gibson, ROM Educator and Egyptologist, introduces us to this young mummy and describes what we can now learn about her life through research.

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Associate Curator Justin Jennings talks about Moche objects on loan to the ROM from the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

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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.