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Posted: February 19, 2014 - 11:34 , by Robert Mason
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An account of an ancient Greek helmet excavated by George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown, on the Plain of Marathon in 1834.

Posted: February 15, 2014 - 07:58 , by Amanda Girgis
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Enhance your visit this Family Day weekend at the interactive touch tables on Level 2

Posted: February 14, 2014 - 09:07 , by Amanda Girgis
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10 birds in the ROM's collection you'll love more than Flappy Bird.

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 17:19 , by Kate Cooper
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Dr. Kenneth Lapatin, an expert in ancient ivory and gold statues, talks about the ROM's ‘Minoan’ goddess in a Google+ Hangout. His research and publications about the suspect Minoan ivory figurines prompted the ROM to reconsider the display of their own ‘icon’. 

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 15:45 , by Robert Mason
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In South Asia during the 16th to early 20th centuries all fashionable young men when visiting their ladies would want to dress at their best. This would include one very necessary dress acessory: the katar. This uniquely South Asian dagger is thought to have developed in the very southern part of what is now India. In the 17th century the type was adopted across South Asia, and became a standard dress accessory in the Mughal courts.

 

Posted: February 11, 2014 - 07:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Today we are proud to report the extraordinary discovery of a new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.

Posted: February 6, 2014 - 15:26 , by Brian Boyle
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A sneak peek of the preparations and installation process of The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors!

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 14:31 , by Amanda Girgis
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Experiential learning is a teaching method that allows learners to explore and examine objects that illustrate larger concepts.

Posted: January 29, 2014 - 14:42 , by Robert Mason
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The horse is not just a form of transportation, but is a weapon in itself. The genus Equus is thought to have evolved over 4 million years ago in North America, specialising in being able to eat the grass of the steppelands and run away from predators. North American horses later became extinct, possibly due to hunting by humans, although various species of horse, asses and zebras thrived in the Old World.

Posted: January 28, 2014 - 08:59 , by Brian Boyle
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All the wonderful artifcats from the ROM’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors, have finally arrived from Beijing's Palace Museum!