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Posted: April 11, 2012 - 13:55 , by Robert Mason
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Kay crouches beside a large pot inside a dark cave.

Providing scale for some very large ancient Maya storage jars, Actun Chechem Ha, Belize. Image: Holley Moyes

Posted: April 11, 2012 - 11:32 , by David Evans
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We returned from the field in Patagonia to the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. At about 13 million people in the metro area, BA is the largest city in the country, and third largest in modern Gondwana (behind Sao Paulo and Cairo). There are dinosaurs in Buenos Aires, but only in museums, as the fossils were found in other parts of the country- mostly Patagonia. We spent one day at the Natural Science Museum, or MACN, on the edge of Palermo.

Posted: April 10, 2012 - 10:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I can’t wait for Archaeology Weekend (April 14 – 15). It’s REALLY going to be special. BUT! Before we get there, let me tell you a story!

Standing in a replica of a tomb in the Gallery of Africa: Egypt.

Studio Jones, the wannabe Museum Hero.

Posted: April 5, 2012 - 11:03 , by Nicole Richards
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Posted: April 4, 2012 - 12:42 , by admin
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On Saturday, March 31, the Young Patrons’ Circle (YPC) hosted the seventh annual PROM at the ROM fundraising bash. This year’s creative circus theme was a three-ring success – and a record-breaking PROM with over 900 guests in attendance!

Hundreds of big top beauties and carnival cuties danced the night away, indulged in delicious treats and enjoyed a midway packed with fun-fair activities and live entertainment.

Posted: April 4, 2012 - 09:21 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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Anthony Aveni stands at the left of the stage.  An large image of the universe is projected behind at the centre of the stage.

Posted: April 3, 2012 - 09:51 , by admin
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Submitted by Vincent Vertolli, Assistant Curator Geology

Posted: April 2, 2012 - 09:18 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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Dr. Stewart stands at the left of the stage.  An image of a large jade mask is projected on the screen at the centre of the stage.

Posted: March 30, 2012 - 12:53 , by David Evans
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March 25,2012

Posted: March 30, 2012 - 12:27 , by admin
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The Mayan High Priest poses in front of the Go Train.

This morning, the ROM’s Maya High Priest hopped on the GO-Train giving commuters a surprise welcome with their morning coffees.  Promoting the final days of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World before it closes on April 9, 2012, this was a fun event for everyone (and a chilly one for the our High Priest)!