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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Category: Event
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano

Rome built an almost unrivalled empire, but no human force could resist the power of a fiery volcano. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried several Roman towns, left behind were stunning remains that archaeologists continue to bring to life. Spend the day touring through Rome's greatest achievements, as well as to everyday life as shown in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum with ROM educator George Hewson.

Category: Blog Post

I’m quite excited for this week, as the theme will be Cinco de Mayo! So many incredible curated experiences featuring Mexico.

Category: In the News