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

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Culture

International Archaeology Day Lecture
Join archaeologist, Prof. Fekri Hassan in his pursuit of deciphering the mystery of the emergence of Egyptian Civilization.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Culture

Annual Greek Lecture
Discover how the enduring legacy of Hellenistic artists profoundly influenced Roman art with Dr. Carlos Picόn of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Category: Blog Post
Archival photo c.1885 of artifacts from Cyprus, Tamassos- Frangissa excavation

Ancient votive sculptures from Cyprus - get the story behind the artifacts you will see in our March Break 2016 galleries this week.