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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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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Join us for a fun-filled weekend of Medieval dancing, archery, martial arts, fashion, warfare and more at the Royal Ontario Museum. Experience a taste of life in the past at the ROM's Medieval Fall Fair, October 1 to 2, 2011.