Nemea Timeline

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  • 6000 BCE - 5000 BCE
    First inhabitation of the Nemean valley.
  • 573 BCE
    First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
  • 453 BCE
    Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
  • 415 BCE - 330 BCE
    Nemean Games relocated to Argos.
  • 330 BCE
    Athletic Games return from Argos to Nemea.
  • c. 330 BCE
    Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
  • c. 330 BCE - c. 300 BCE
    Extensive building programme at Nemea funded by the Macedonians.
  • 330 BCE - 320 BCE
    New stadium constructed at Nemea.
  • 271 BCE
    Final Games at Nemea.
  • 269 BCE
    Nemean Games definitively moved to Argos.
  • c. 300 CE - c. 350 CE
    Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
  • 393 CE
    Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.

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6000 BCE - 5000 BCE: First inhabitation of the Nemean valley.
 
 
573 BCE: First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
 
 
453 BCE: Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
 
415 BCE - 330 BCE: Nemean Games relocated to Argos.
 
 
330 BCE: Athletic Games return from Argos to Nemea.
 
 
330 BCE: Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
 
 
330 BCE - 300 BCE: Extensive building programme at Nemea funded by the Macedonians.
 
 
330 BCE - 320 BCE: New stadium constructed at Nemea.
 
 
271 BCE: Final Games at Nemea.
 
 
269 BCE: Nemean Games definitively moved to Argos.
 
 
300 CE - 350 CE: Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
 
 
393 CE: Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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