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Nemea Center




                                                           University of California, Berkeley -- Nemea, Greece 

The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology is a research unit within the Department of Classics at U.C. Berkeley. Our research includes archaeological excavation in Greece, close-study of artifacts in the Nemea Archaeological Museum, digital archive work on campus, and various related research projects in Nemea and its surrounding areas. Learn more about us here!


Nemea Night is back for 2018! We hope you will join us on Tuesday, December 4th 2018 at 6:30pm for a reception in the East Pauley Ballroom (upstairs in the ASUC Student Union building) and a lecture at 7:30pm. Nemea Night is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the advances in Classical Archaeology being made by U.C. Berkeley faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. We share photos and news about recent excavation seasons, plans for upcoming seasons, and plenty of food and conversation with Nemea Center students and supporters. Looking for more details about Nemea Night? Click here! If you have any questions about the event or about the Nemea Center in general, please get in touch with our director, Dr. Kim Shelton, at We hope to see you on December 4th!

2019 Summer Field School: Applications currently being accepted
Have you ever considered spending a summer on an archaeological excavation? Well, now's your chance! We are currently accepting applications for this summer's archaeological field school at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea and the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Aidonia. The application deadline is Friday, February 1st 2019. Learn more by clicking here.

Nemea Center in the News:
The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology's current excavations at Aidonia, under the direction of Dr. Kim Shelton, have recently been highlighted in Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ. The article stresses the importance of our project in light of the site's long history of looting and illicit activities. Current efforts aim not only to recover the site's history in a responsible way, but also to strengthen community involvement and awareness as well as build a culture of stewardship and local pride. Check out the full text here [in Greek].

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