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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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.

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Christopher Smith, Director of the British School at Rome, describes the diversity of colleges that are responsible for ancient Rome's religious law. Learn more about life in ancient Rome, in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

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Paul Denis, Assistant Curator World Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, describes Roman gladiatorial combat. Romans loved mass spectator sports and flocked to theatres to see this dramatic fight to death. learn more about life in ancient Rome in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.