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ROM Daytime: Archaeology in the Time of War: The Case of Syria and Iraq

Discover ground breaking research and fascinating advances in art, culture, and nature as our experts share their cutting edge work in this engaging series of daytime lectures.

Free with Museum Admission.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Lecture in Eaton Theatre
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Coffee, Tea & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm     Gallery Visit with Introductory Remarks

Note: Assistive listening devices and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice. Please email to request the service.

ROM Daytime Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please email ROM Group Sales: Find out more about group visits.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Archaeology in the Time of War: The Case of Syria and Iraq

The Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria after its destruction by ISIS. August 2015. Photo by Brian Denton, New York Times.

The war against ISIS in Iraq and the civil war in Syria has had a terrible impact on the cultural heritage of both countries, bringing most archaeological excavations in this region to a halt. Find out how archaeologists are handling the challenges posed by warfare, and some unexpected outcomes that have emerged from these catastrophic situations.  

Speaker: Clemens Reichel

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  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Lecture held in the Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

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