The Rastafari movement or Rasta as some call it, is a religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari. Rastafari is not a highly organized religion; it is more of a movement and an ideology. Many Rastas say that it is not a “religion” at all, but a “Way of Life”.
Following up on our last blog – not all chocolate is the bitter kind born of child labour and greedy corporations. ChocoSol Traders is a small, ecological and inter-community initiative between farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, sustainable technologists based out of Oaxaca City, Mexico and horizontal traders and chocolatiers in Toronto.
Dr. Helen R. Haines has discovered many things in her years of digging, measuring and mapping the remnants of the ancient Maya culture. However, it would be a mistake to assume that what she uncovers relates only to peoples of the distant past. Sometimes, what we learn about them reveals equally as much about us.
By Brendt C. Hyde, ROM Mineralogy Technician
Meteorites can come from a variety of locations. Most often we think of them as pieces of rock ejected off of asteroids during big collisions in space. However, these collisions also happen on the planets and moons in our solar system. The Earth has luckily been able to collect a number of meteorites from our moon and from the planet Mars. This month we take a look at a rock from Mars.
Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager
Last Friday, a keen and curious crowd of 75 people attended the ROM’s monthly Connecting: Mix Mingle Think event for a talk by the Museum’s ancient world expert Gayle Gibson called The Long Goodbye: Apocalypse 2012?
Six facts you may not know about the Apocalypse:
1. Apocalypse is a Greek term that means “lifting the veil.” The usual English term, “Revelation,” comes from Latin.
Dr. Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes, is the first-ever recipient of the YPC Research Fund. This November 2011, YPC supported Sarah’s trip to Oman to research ancient forms of pitloom weaving and the trade routes of the Muscat cloth, which will inform part of a future ROM exhibition.
Submitted by Sarah Fee, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Costumes
November 21, 2011