Friday, February 22, 2013

Lost Collections of the Ancient World

Terra Sigilata c. 200 CE

How Roman Britain and Ur came to Ontario


Welcome to the virtual exhibit for

The Lost Collections

of the Ancient World

This is the story of a collection of artefacts from Mesopotamia and Roman Britain, which were re-discovered buried deep in the Museum of Ontario Archaeology's collections storage in January 2011.

A lucky set of circumstances led the Museum's education co-ordinator, Katie Urban, and archaeologist, Paige Glenen, both of whom have backgrounds in Greek, Roman and Near Eastern archaeology, to uncover these ancient treasures.

The big question - how did they come to be in Ontario, Canada?

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