Though technology has changed the ways we connect with far-off places, these long-distance interactions have occurred for thousands of years, linking people from different societies and creating cross-cultural influences. On October 20, 2017, the Field Museum in Chicago will open the latest special exhibit, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact. The exhibit, which runs through April 29, 2018, shines a spotlight on what happens when societies interact with one another and exchange ideas. Ancient Mediterranean showcases nearly 100 objects from the Field Museum’s ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and Etruscan collections. Some of these rarely seen artifacts include Etruscan gold jewelry, a mummy from Egypt, and even a bronze bathtub from Pompeii. Be ready to check it out this fall, and plan your visit to the Field Museum by clicking here.