Monthly Archive: December Rese
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 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.
Henry H.C. Choong shares his insight into a recent, important information session regarding the threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.
In celebration of the vernal equinox and the upcoming ROM publication of a field guide of butterflies of Ontario, we'd like to show you some beautiful butterfly specimens.
"Team Keall"--University of Toronto students Daira Szostak and Nicole Marcogliese--have been working on the archives of ROM archaeologist Ed Keall. Here, Daira shares some of the fascinating records they've found related to the ROM's excavations at Qal'eh-i Yazdigird in the 1970s.
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’.
Today we are proud to report the extraordinary discovery of a new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.
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.