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Posted: April 13, 2012 - 08:02 , by Robert Mason
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In celebration of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15, we have interviewed a few ROM archaeologists. Dan Rahimi works in the Middle East studying the period around the beginnings of settled societies around 10 to 5 thousand years ago, he is also the ROM’s Vice President of Gallery Development.

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 14:48 , by Robert Mason
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As part of Archaeology Weekend on April 14 and 15 we will be putting on a small display of objects from out of the ROM’s vaults.  We are calling it Treasures of the Danube: Enigmatic Objects from Balkan Prehistory.

Posted: April 12, 2012 - 10:25 , by Dave Ireland
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Packing and transporting over 50 specimens from the ROM to the Direct Energy Centre at the Exhibition grounds for the Canada’s Oceans and You: An Interactive Exhibition at the Green Living Show is not a simple task. Days of preparation happen: models are placed delicately in or on packing material, real taxidermy specimens must be cleaned and crated, and all are loaded neatly into trucks.

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