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 »

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 »

Dr. Jack Davis is the 2019 Sather Professor!

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We extend our warmest thanks to our 2019 Sather, Dr. Jack Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at University of Cincinnati. Prof. Davis offered a series of lectures under the general title: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation. Professor Davis is perhaps best known for his prolific contributions to studies in Aegean prehistory, most … Continue Reading »