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My profession is Greek philosophy and Science in the 6th and 5th centuries BC. I do this in school, at the Department of Philosophy and History of Science (Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague). On the Wikimedia unleashes some other passions: the ancient art and ancient religion. (Motivated me missionary obsession with the beauty of nature and of art, and somewhere - in the southeast Egeis - also exalted Cycladic nationalism.) Similar things I also publishes in the private Czech website where they are on the "Greek Pictures": Presocratics philosophers (Ancient Greek and Czech texts) see: or database:

I am preparing here photos for a book on the Cyclades (licensed under CC, in Czech,

On request I can also send most of the photos in the TIF, since 2007 also in RAW format.

Indeed, as already said Heraclitus of Ephesus (fragment B 124 ):

ὥσπερ σάρμα εἰκῇ κεχυμένων ὁ κάλλιστος κόσμος.

Translated by W. Harris:

The fairest universe ("kosmos") is but a heap of rubbish ("sweepings") piled up ("poured out") at random ("aimlessly").

Translated by Charles H. Kahn:

The fairest order in the world is a heap of random sweepings.

My Czech translation:

Jako hromada ledabyle nasypaných věcí je nejkrásnější svět.

Zdenek Kratochvil

(accented with Czech: Zdeněk Kratochvíl)




Greek religion and culture


Greek goddesses and gods, heros and mythical beings

Neolithic in Greece and Asia Minor

Early Cycladic art by type and style

Mnoan art by type and style

Ancient Greek Sculptures by type and style

Archaic and Classical art (comparation)



Introduction in Cyclades






Ios (Íos)

Kea (Keós, Tzia)


Milos (Mélos)




Santorini (= Théra, Thira, Fira)




Small (Lesser) Cyclades


Tinos (Ténos)

Early Cycladic collections in museums outside Cyclades



National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Eerly Cycladic art in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Myceanean art in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Acropolis Museum, Athens

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Early Bronze Age in the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Ancient Agora Museum in Athens

Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum, Athens

Archaeological Museum of Brauron (Vraonas)

Archaeological Museum of Eleusis

Aegina (Aigina)



Archaeological Museum of Thebes



Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Early Cycladic type objects in Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Archaeological Museum of Chania

Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos



Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Archaeological sites of Delphi



Astypalea (Astypalaia)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes



Archaeological Museum of Corinth, Archaeological sites of Corinth

Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus, Archaeological site of Epidaurus

Archaeological Museum of Isthmia, Archaeological site of Isthmia

Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, Archaeological sites of Mycenae

Archaeological Museum of Nafplio

Archaeological Museum of Nemea, Nemeaː Archaeological sites and vinery

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Arkadiko bridge

Kyllini mountain and Cave of Hermes

Lykosoura and Lykaion in Arkadia

Tiryns (Archaeological sites and findings)



Burgas Archaeological Museum

Nesebar Archaeological Museum

Sozopol Archaeological Museum

Varna Archaeological Museum

Czech Republic


Ancient Greek and Roman art in the Czech Republic


The Art of the Ancient World in Kinský Palace (NG Prague 2014-2015) - "Funeral album" of the Czech antique collectionǃ

The Ancient Art in Sternberg palace, NG Prague

The Ancient Art in The City of Prague Museum

Gallery of Classical Art in Hostinné. Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture.

Prehistoric collections in the Czech Republic


Prehistoric collections in The City of Prague Museum

Archaeological collection of the Museum of Western Bohemia, Plzeň

Medieval art in the Czech Republic


Medieval art in The Lapidarium of the National Museum in Prague

Medieval art in The City of Prague Museum

Temporary exhibition "Benedictines in the Heart of Europe‎" (NG Prague 2015)

Archbishopric Museum in Olomouc

Ancient art of Asia in the Czech Republic


The Art of Asia in Kinský Palace (NG Prague 2014-2018)

The Landscape of my chilhood and youth


Skryjský mlýn (mill) and vicinity (mostly extinct landscape)

Třebíč and mills in vicinity



Early Cycladic art in Louvre Museum, Paris



Early Cycladic art in the Antikensammlung Berlin (Neuses Museum)

Early Cycladic art in the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

Early Cycladic art in the Antikensammlungen München (Munich)





Archaeological Museum of Agrigento

Archaeological Museum of Syracuse

Greek Theatre of Taormina, Lapidarium and epigraphic collection



Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara

Ephesus Archaeological Museum

United Kingdom


Early Cycladic art in the British Museum, London

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Early Cycladic art in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology



Early Cycladic art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York