Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dinosaurs and Rome--it is not all Games!

August 13, 2015

Hello from Toronto! On our trip here in Toronto we have been lucky enough to stay at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, which is located down the street from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Because of it’s convenient location we have been able to visit the ROM twice. The first time we visited the ROM we got to see some very interesting and diverse galleries. My favorite galleries were the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of the Dinosaurs and the Eaton Gallery of Rome. At the dinosaur gallery we got to see a wide variety of fossils including fossils of dinosaurs and aquatic life.  The fossils represented the actual size of the dinosaurs and I liked being able to compare the different types of dinosaurs represented. At the Rome gallery there were many different types of sculptures and traditional Roman dishes and coins.  I enjoyed reading about each sculpture and what type of Roman citizen they represented.

The second time we went to ROM we went specifically to the Pompeii exhibit. The exhibit shared a descriptive history of Pompeii and the volcano Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the city. The exhibit had representations of statues and artifacts found in Pompeii. There were also paintings that depicted traditional life in Pompeii. I really enjoyed this exhibit and was very excited that it was at the ROM while we were here in Toronto! 

--Lily Simmons

Dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum

Roman statue


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