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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)




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

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

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

Ancient Agora Museum in Athens

Archaeological Museum of Eleusis

Archaeological Museum of Brauron (Vraonas)

Archaeological Museum of Aegina, at Kolona

Archaeological collection at Sanctuary of Afaia (on Aigina)


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


Astypalea (Astypalaia)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes


Archaeological Museum of Mycenae

Archaeological Museum of Olympia



Archaic and Classical Art



Archaeological Museum of Agrigento

Archaeological Museum of Syracuse

Greek Theatre of Taormina, Lapidarium and epigraphic collection


Varna Archaeological Museum

Burgas Archaeological Museum

Czech Republic[edit]

Ancient Greek and Roman art in the Czech Republic[edit]

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

Prehistoric collections in the Czech Republic[edit]

Prehistoric collections in The City of Prague Museum

Medieval art in the Czech Republic[edit]

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[edit]

The Art of Asia in Kinský Palace (NG Prague 2014-2015)

The Landscape of my chilhood and youth[edit]

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

Třebíč and mills in vicinity