In ancient times, athletes would gather on the altar in front of the Temple of Zeus in Nemea, offer sacrifices, and take their oaths before competing in the stadium.
The Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games, established in 1994 with the aim of reviving ancient athletic customs at the stadium of the archaeological site of Nemea, has been organizing the revival of the Nemean Games every four years.
On Friday, October 11, 2019, the official announcement of the Seventh Nemean Games, which will take place from June 26-28, 2020, was made at the Archaeological Society of Athens. During the event, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) was honored for its overall contributions to the efforts for the promotion of the archaeological site of Nemea.
Specifically, SNF has supported the publication Nemea and Me by Dr. Stephen G. Miller, about his 46 years of archaeological research in Ancient Nemea, from 1971 to 2017. SNF has also significantly contributed to the promotion of the archaeological site through its support for the restoration and maintenance of a part of the Temple of Nemean Zeus and of the arched passage leading into the ancient stadium of Nemea.
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