The delayed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are the first Games to be postponed due to a pandemic and to be without in-person spectators.
Any first in the Olympics is noteworthy, as the Games have been going on for centuries. In ancient times, the Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, typically in late summer every four years, from 776 B.C. until the late fourth or possibly early fifth century. The modern Olympics started in 1896.
The Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion Designated as a Protected Archaeological Site
Nov. 18, 2021
The Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion has officially been designated as a protected archaeological site in Greece. Efforts toward achieving this status began in 2004, and the public can now view Mt. Lykaion as part of the Archaeological Cadastral Plan for Greece utilizing the link below. For the general website, please go to https://www.arxaiologikoktimatologio.gov.gr/, and to see the entry for Mt. Lykaion and the Sanctuary of Zeus, please go to https://www.arxaiologikoktimatologio.gov.gr/el/monuments_info?id=167712&type=Space.
With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed on the following measures to ensure the safe organisation of the Games. The five parties will continue to deploy all possible COVID-19 countermeasures and place the highest priority on safety for the sake of all participants, including the athletes, and the Japanese public who will be playing host to the Games.
Accepting applications for various field season positions in 2021
Dec. 21, 2020
During the summer of 2021, June 16 – August 2, excavation will be continued at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia, Greece, under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. A team from the University of Arizona, directed by David G. Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis, in collaboration with our colleagues in the Arcadia Ephoreia of Antiquities, Anna Karapanagiotou, Director, will be working in the Upper Sanctuary and the Lower Sanctuary, where excavation and survey has been underway 2006-2010, 2016-2019. Our field research has been ongoing each summer since 2004. The following positions need to be filled for the coming campaign.