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Posted: December 1, 2011 - 16:02 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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They organized extravagant spectacles, each more lavish than the next. They built imposing monuments, ever larger to outdo their predecessors and rivals. Over centuries, the Maya leaders elevated themselves far above their subjects. Yet in the end, these all-powerful rulers were caught in a trap of their own making.

Picture of a maya party event
Posted: December 1, 2011 - 08:53 , by admin
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Join us Thursday, December 1 from 11 am to noon EST as we live blog from the ROM during the launch event for the Burgess Shale Virtual Museum of Canada. This online exhibition is the most current and comprehensive resource for knowledge on one of the world’s most important fossil sites.

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:46 , by admin
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The November 16 media preview for Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World was an auspicious debut for this exciting international effort.

Journalists and special guests in Samuel Hall / Currelly Gallery.

Journalists and special guests packed Samuel Hall / Currelly Gallery for the exhibition's media preview.

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:22 , by Kevin Seymour
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Originally published in the Summer 2010 edition of ROM Magazine.

Silver Fish

Bluecheek Silver grunt

 

Q. I found this object on a beach in Oman. I think it might be part of a fish skull. If it is, can you tell me what kind of fish it is from?
Mike Silver, Toronto

Posted: November 28, 2011 - 12:49 , by admin
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Well, at least, some serious insight into life on Earth…

Where do we come from? What was the world like long before the dinosaurs?

Posted: November 28, 2011 - 10:48 , by David Evans
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Today, Caleb Brown and colleagues announced the discovery of Canada’s newest dinosaur, Thescelosaurus assiniboiensis – the first new dinosaur species to be discovered in Saskatchewan since 1926. The new dinosaur is named after the historic District of Assiniboia, where it was found. The small-bodied, two-legged plant-eater lived alongside the famed Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, at the very end of the age of dinosaurs.

Posted: November 25, 2011 - 16:06 , by admin
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Written by Stephanie Allen, ROM Registration Coordinator

There is an incredible amount of work that happens behind-the-scenes in preparing for every exhibition. Some of that work is eventually obvious to the visitors such as the design, mounts, graphics and labels but a lot of the work is largely invisible.

Posted: November 25, 2011 - 09:09 , by David Rudkin
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After three days of successful fieldwork on the chilly Grand Rapids Uplands, we return – toting a fresh batch of fossils – to The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. This is the home turf of my colleague, Graham Young, and almost a second home for me.

Posted: November 18, 2011 - 12:00 , by David Evans
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Fossils wrapped in plaster with labels written on the outside

Marked field jackets containing horned dinosaur bones from the McPheeter’s bonebed (MBB) and the South Side Ceratopsian (SSC).

Posted: November 16, 2011 - 09:01 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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A view of the video screen set up at the ROM.

A full house gathered for Dr. Carlos Fuentes' lecture! The audience spilled into Samuel Hall / Currelly Gallery and watched by video.