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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »