The Romans had a unary system, a type of numeral system that uses something like tally marks. Each number is represented by different amounts of symbols. Roman numerals use a system of addition and subtraction to create numerals so you need to be pretty good at mental math to figure out the value of the numerals expressed.
Help Theseus meet the monster in the center of the labyrinth. Draw your favorite monster in the middle!
A mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored piec es. The ancient Romans used tesserae, which were uniformly cut cubes of colored stone. You can make your own Roman-style mosaic at home!
Greek drama masks, or prosopon, were very popular in ancient Greece. Create your own set of drama masks using regular household items and your choice of facial expressions.
The toga was a special piece of clothing worn by the Roman citizen. Step into the sandals of an ancient Roman by learning to tie your own toga.
What are the images on your money? Be emperor for the day by creating your own Roman-inspired coin and understand more about the symbols on coins of ancient times and now.
Lamps have been found throughout the Roman world from all periods of its history. Show off your personality by creating a customized, Roman-inspired oil lamp.
Greek vases are important sources of information for archaeologists. Learn more about them, and then create ornaments based on examples from the Penn Museum's collections.