Monthly Archive: December 2013
The Evans Connection Part 2: The Minoans Created
The continuation of the story of how the British archeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, made his own particular interpretation of the ancient Minoan civilization so popular.
The Evans Connection Part 1: The Minoans Discovered
I pick up the story of the Ivory ‘Minoan’ Goddess to discuss why the ROM, or indeed anyone, believed that the figurine was genuine (or why she was created, if she is fake).
2013 Social Media year in review: Facebook
Looking back on our year via Facebook at the museum.
Top 4 ROM Blogs of 2013
Thank you to all our readers and happy holidays!
ROM Exhibit: Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal
Dayal's work makes us think about how photography has come to shape our relationships with ourself, each other, and the world around us.
2013 Social Media year in review: Twitter
A review of our year on Twitter at the museum.
Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation
Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.
Weapon Wednesday: The Long History of an Irish Bronze Age Sword
The story of a sword made in Bronze Age Ireland.
Introducing Acheroraptor temertyorum
ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!
Weapon Wednesday: Two daggers from Luristan, Iran
In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920's and 30's. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze.