Nemea has lost one of its faithful guardians

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ἅρμα δ᾽ ὀτρύνει Χρομίου Νεμέα θ᾽ ἔργμασιν νικαφόροις ἐγκώμιον ζεῦξαι μέλος The chariot of Chromius and Nemea urge me to harness a song of praise for deeds of victory (Pindar, Nemean 1.10-11) The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley and the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology were deeply saddened this morning to … Continue Reading »

Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

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  A hearty congratulations to Dr. Kim Shelton, Director of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology! Recently Dr. Shelton received a U.C. Berkeley “Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times” Award! She won this award in particular for her successful transformation of the Introduction to Greek Archaeology class (in which she was able to bring some of … Continue Reading »

Dr. Gypsy Price featured on Science Night

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The Nemea Center for Archaeology’s lead bioarchaeologist (and technical drawing extraordinaire), Dr. Gypsy Price, was recently featured on the Science Night podcast hosted by James Reed. In this incredible interview, titled “Who Owns the Past?”, Dr. Price discusses a range of topics connected to the realities of studying and practicing archaeology. She explores issues of … Continue Reading »

Commemorating International Women’s Day 2021

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  A trans-national #InternationalWomensDay event broadcasted remotely via Zoom and Facebook Live On Monday, March 8, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) hosted a special webinar event in honor of International Women’s Day. Among the distinguished panel of female archaeologists and project directors was our very own director, Dr. Kim Shelton. The … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Thank you to all our friends, donors, and students for celebrating Nemea Night 2019 with us!

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Nemea Night 2019 Another year in the books! Most of you are well aware by now that each December the Nemea Center hosts a big event to which we invite our friends, fans, colleagues, donors, staff, and students. During the event, the Nemea Center Director, Dr. Kim Shelton, shares images and stories of our progress … Continue Reading »