Photo courtesy of Stephen G. Miller

After some 12 weeks of digging through more than 20 feet of earth, author Stephen G. Miller’s excavation team discovered the fourth-century B.C. stadium floor at Nemea, as shown in this photograph from 1974. A temple dedicated to Zeus was also built in the fourth century B.C., amid a grove of cypress trees. Three of the temple’s columns have survived from antiquity; the other two have been reconstructed by Miller’s team.