Monthly Archive: October 2013
Weapon Wednesday: Frankish "Seax" swords
In the 3rd century of the current era the term "Frank" was used by Romans and others to describe a group of Germanic tribes living in the Rhine valley. In the 4th century Franks settled within territory ruled by the Romans and were a recognised kingdom. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the Frankish kingdom under their Merovingian kings spread over all of France (which to this day is named after this confederation of Germans).
The Children's Miracle Network at The ROM!
Twelve children and their families were welcomed at the ROM for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.
ScopifyROM: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
A Diamond brooch made by the renowned Italian jewellery, house Bulgar, was selected by the Mineralogy department for the ScopifyROM project.
Doodle 4 Google contest announcement
Announcing the Doodle 4 Google contest for kids!
Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors - Exhibition Announcement Event
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors is set to open at the ROM on March 8, 2014. This exhbition will give visitors insight into the Palace's history through approximately 250 treasures from the Palace Museum’s collection of over 1.5 million objects.
Weapon Wednesday: the "djanbīyya" dagger
The Middle Eastern two-edged curved dagger is one of the most recognizable weapon forms. Typically it is known by the Arab term djanbīyya sometimes Anglicised as "jambiya", or also often the Arabic term khandjar, but these curved daggers are found across the Middle East.
Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013
ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park.
Ben & Bruno’s Excellent Trilobite Adventure
Event highlights of the ROM’s popular bimonthly Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinics!
Fossil-finding Tour at Evergreen Brick Works
In July, ROM Assistant Curator Dr. Kevin Seymour offered an enthusiastic group of 25 ROM members a guided tour of the famous fossil site at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto’s Don Valley. Beautiful weather was the order of the day (after days of rain), giving all participants an enjoyable if somewhat muddy outing.