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NCMA Explore: Ancient Rome (NCMA Explore Resource)

NCMA Explore: Ancient Rome offers a variety of learning experiences around eight objects in the NCMA’s collection. Choose the activities that work best for you and your students.

Find pre- and post-visit materials for NCMA Explore: Ancient Rome


Send your students to visit an ancient Roman home where they can play a scavenger hunt to find the 3D museum objects hidden within the environment.

Play Saturnalia Celebrations, a minigame set in an ancient Roman domestic setting. The premise of this minigame is that the villa is a mess and players must clean up and put everything in its proper place. The motivation for the cleanup is to prepare for Saturnalia, one of the largest celebrations on the Roman calendar. Check out our background notes to learn more about the research that informed the creation of the game.

Go straight to the objects in 3D using Sketchfab, or use a mobile device to view them in Augmented Reality (AR). All objects have 3D printer files available for downloading.

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