Monthly Archive: December Anci
Clay sealings from Edfu, Egypt in the Greek & Roman collection
Over a century after they were acquired Ptolemaic artifacts at the Royal Ontario Museum, Greek & Roman collection, get new homes
The Legacy of Pompeii
Pompeii Saga: Last Day
The horrors of the Mount Vesuvius eruption were buried under volcanic ash. Thankfully one scholarly young man wrote the story of his own survival.
By: Douglas Thomson
ROM Educator and Egyptologist Gayle Gibson explains how she was able to name this mummy after so many years in the collection
Goddess Exposed: the ROM’s ‘Minoan’ Goddess is on display!
She’s been languishing in the Greek & Roman storerooms for years, but finally the ROM Minoan Goddess is back on display.
Conservation Intern Spotlight: Natasa Krsmanovic
This spotlight post--featuring ROM paper conservation intern Natasa Krsmanovic--highlights her background, shares her perspective on current paper conservation practices, and discusses her treatment projects at the museum.
Epic Civilizations During ROM Revealed: A Volunteer's Perspective
Guest blogger, Amanjeet Chauhan sums up her experience as a volunteer during ROM Revealed Weekend.
ROM Ideas: Ancient Cultures
Explore civilizations of the past with ROM Ancient Cultures, featured this Sunday, May 4th at ROM Ideas. Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll hear at ROM Ideas.
The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: The Minoan Relations
After looking at the best known of the dubious ‘Minoan’ figurines (which may be modern) in my last post, here I show some of the genuine Minoan objects discovered in archaeological excavations on Crete.
The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: the Suspect Sisters (and brothers)
The ROM Goddess is just one of the ‘Minoan’ figurines in several museums sometimes thought to be fake. These two installments of the ROM Minoan Goddess project introduce you to some of the suspected (although not definitively proven) fake figurines, and the genuine Minoan objects that may have inspired them.