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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »