Our first-ever Virtual Nemea Night is a wrap!

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We cannot thank you enough for tuning in, showing your support, and staying engaged with your questions and comments. Ah, 2020. From pandemics to social uprisings and from the national political arena to our very own Zoom screens – this year is one we won’t soon forget! Nemea Night 2020 also adapted and took on … Continue Reading »

Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Check out this recent panel discussion featuring Drs. Kim Shelton, Erich Gruen, and Ted Peña Recently Dr. Shelton participated in a fascinating panel discussion moderated by Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita of Anthropology. The discussion, entitled “Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean,” featured three presentations (detailed below) by distinguished scholars associated with the Classics Department here at … Continue Reading »

Join us for the first-ever Virtual Nemea Night!

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  Same quality content, new virtual venue 2020 has been a challenging year – globally, nationally, regionally, and locally! Despite the setbacks that have plagued (literally) our campus and our research projects in Greece, we found some creative ways to come together and to carry on with our work. We want to share that work … Continue Reading »

The Nemea Center’s gone digital!

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Find us on SketchFab We’re working hard to make some of our artifact collection available in a virtual environment so that it can be used for research and teaching. This past summer, AHMA Graduate Student David Wheeler created some 3-D models of artifacts from our storeroom in the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Nemea. There are … Continue Reading »

Updates from the Grave of the Griffin Warrior

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Many of you will remember the fun and informative lectures given by Dr. Jack Davis during the 2019 Sather Lecture Series. Just before his tenure at U.C. Berkeley, in 2015, Davis co-directed (with Sharon Stocker) the excavation of an incredible Mycenaean shaft grave near the Palace of Nestor at Pylos.  Although the excavation of the … Continue Reading »

Ask an Archaeologist, Episode 4, with Dr. Kim Shelton!

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Digging up the heroes of Ancient Greece U.C. Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) recently hosted a series of video interviews in honor of CalDay entitled “Ask An Archaeologist.” Each episode of the series, which can be viewed in its entirety here, features an archaeologist affiliated with U.C. Berkeley who is working on an archaeological research … Continue Reading »

Aphrodite and Zeus come together in a celebration of high fashion at Nemea!

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What do Cindy Crawford and the archaeological site of Ancient Nemea have in common? Model Kaia Gerber! Gerber, Crawford’s daughter, was recently photographed for British Vogue before the Temple of Zeus at Nemea. Wearing fashion by Hermes (appropriate!), Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren, Saint Laurent and Miu Miu, Gerber embodied … Continue Reading »

Learn about the Myth and Cult of Opheltes at Nemea with Dr. Jorge Bravo

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Dr. Jorge Bravo, University of Maryland, during a presentation given at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), takes us through the importance of the hero Opheltes, his connection to the athletic games at Nemea, and religious practices associated with him. Dr. Bravo brings in findings from the Hero Shrine at Nemea, excavated … Continue Reading »