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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Learn how to make a rainstick with Patti McCabe and Melissa Jurchison. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum during ROM for the Holidays, December 26 to January 8, 2011 for more Maya-inspired family fun.

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ROM Artist Georgia Guenther creates a model of the tomb at Huaca Loro as part of the exhibition Ancient Peru Unearthed: Golden Treasures of a Lost Civilization.

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