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Aigai (also Aigaiai; Ancient Greek, Αἰγαί or Αἰγαῖαι),
ancient Greek city in Aeolia (today western Turkey)
photo of coin from Aigai
Agios Efstratios island (Άγιος Ευστράτιος), Northern Aegean, Greece travel guide
Alexandroupoli (Αλεξανδρούπολη), city in Thrace, northern Greece travel guide
Amphipolis (Ἀμφίπολις), ancient Greek city in Macedonia, Greece info and photos
Athens (Αθήνα), capital city of Greece info      photo galleries
Avebury, Wiltshire, England;
Avebury Henge and other neolithic monuments
info      photos
B
Bali, Indonesia Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay

travel guide (in German)
Bergama (Pergamon), Turkey travel guide      photo galleries
C
Chora (Χώρα), village on Samos island, Northern Aegean, Greece
info and photos
Chora (Χώρα), village on Samothraki island, Northern Aegean, Greece
info and photos
Constantinople (former name of Istanbul), see Istanbul below  
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Diego Garcia, coral atoll in the Indian Ocean; part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), used as a US Navy air facility blog article by Edwin Drood
Dion (Δίον), sacred city of ancient Macedonia,
at the foot of Mount Olympus, Greece
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Dodecanese islands (Δωδεκάνησα), Greece info
Doriskos (Δορίσκος), archaeological site of the ancient city,
Thrace, northern Greece
info
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Earth, Guide to Planet Earth info      articles and essays
Ephesus, near Selçuk, Turkey; archaeological site
of the ancient Ionian Greek city
travel guide       photo gallery

Ephesus plant life

Ephesus animal life

Ephesus Museum
F
France info
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Greece (Ελλάδα), Hellenic Republic, Hellas info     map     photo galleries
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I
Istanbul, Turkey
Formerly known as Byzantium, Nea Roma (New Rome), Constantinople (Konstantinoupolis)
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essays:

Istanbul essentials - Part 1

Istanbul essentials - Part 2

Istanbul essentials - Part 3

blog article by Edwin Drood
Ionia, area around the eastern Aegean Sea,
location of ancient cities, including Chios, Ephesus,
Miletus, Priene, Samos and Smyrna.
Ionian spring part 1

Ionian spring part 2

Ionian spring part 3
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Kalambaka (Καλαμπάκα), Thessaly, Greece Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Karlovasi (Καρλόβασι), port on Samos island,
Northern Aegean, Greece
info and photos
Kastellorizo island (Καστελλόριζο), Dodecanese, Greece;
also known as Kastelorizo, Castellorizo, Castelorizo,
Megisti (Μεγίστη), Meis
travel guide      photo gallery

maps

Cheshire Cat Blog article
Kavala (Καβάλα), Macedonia, Greece
(ancient names Neapolis, Christoupolis)
travel guide      photo gallery
Korea, North Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) blog article by Edwin Drood
Kuşadası (Kusadasi), Turkey travel guide      photo gallery
Kokkari (Κοκκάρι), beach resort, Samos island,
Northern Aegean, Greece
photos and info
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Lampsakos, (Λάμψακος, Lampsacus, today Lapseki, Turkey),
ancient Greek city in northwestern Anatolia
photo of Lampsakian coin
Leontini (Λεοντῖνοι), ancient Greek city in Sicily (today Lentini) photo of Leontinian coin
Liverpool, England Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
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Macedonia (Μακεδονία), northern Greece travel guide
Manisa, city in western Turkey (ancient Magnesia ad Sipylum) Manisa Museum
Megisti (Μεγίστη), Dodecanese, Greece (also known as
Kastellorizo, Kastelorizo, Castellorizo, Castelorizo, Meis)
travel guide      photos

maps
Mesembria-Zone (Μεσημβρία-Ζώνη), archaeological site
of ancient Zone (Ζώνη), Thrace, northern Greece
info
Meteora (Μετέωρα), Thessaly, Greece Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Middle East (also known as Mid East, Near East) info
Miletus (or Miletos; Greek, Μίλητος; Latin, Miletus),
ancient city of Ionia, western Turkey
Miletus plant life

Miletus animal life

Miletus Museum
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Neukölln (Neukoelln), district of Berlin, Germany Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
New York, Manhattan, New York city, USA Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Northern Aegean islands (Βορείου Αιγαίου), Greece info
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Olympiada (Ολυμπιάδα), village near Ancient Stageira,
Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece
travel guide    photo gallery
Ormos Marathokambou (Όρμος Μαραθοκάμπου),
seaside village, Samos island, Northern Aegean, Greece
info and photos
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Paleopolis Archaeological Museum, Samothraki island,
Northern Aegean, Greece
photos and info
Paris, France info     photo gallery
Patmos (Πάτμος), Dodecanese, Greece info    photo gallery
Pella (Πέλλα), ancient capital of Macedonia, Greece;
birthplace of Alexander the Great
travel guide      photo gallery

Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Pergamon, Turkey (modern name Bergama) travel guide

gallery 1      gallery 2
Philippi (Φίλιπποι), ancient city in Macedonia, Greece info and photos
Planet Earth Guide to Planet Earth
Polygyros (Πολυγύρος), capital of Halkidiki, northern Greece travel guide

Polygyros Museum article
Psara island (Ψαρά), Northern Aegean, Greece travel guide
Priene (Πριήνη), ancient Greek city of Ionia, western Turkey Priene animal life
Pythagorio (Πυθαγόρειο), seaside village, Samos island,
Northern Aegean, Greece
photos and info
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Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothraki, Greece info and photos
Samos island (Σάμος), Northern Aegean, Greece travel guide      photo gallery
Samothraki (Σαμοθράκη), also known as Samothrace,
Samothrake, Northern Aegean island, Greece
travel guide      photo gallery
Selçuk (Selcuk), Turkey, including Selçuk Archaeological Museum
See also nearby Ephesus (Efes)
travel guide       photo galleries
Silbury Hill, near Avebury Wiltshire, England;
largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe
info      photos
Stageira (Στάγειρα), ancient Greek city, birthplace of the
philosopher Aristotle, near Olympiada village, Halkidiki,
Macedonia, Greece
travel guide      photo gallery
Stoupa, seaside village near Kalamata, Peloponnese, Greece Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Syracuse, ancient Greek city in Sicily photo of Syracusan coin
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Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessalonike, Thessalonica),
capital city of the region of Macedonia, Greece
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Thrace (Θράκη; also known as West Thrace),
region of northern Greece
travel guide
Traianoupoli (Τραϊανούπολη), archaeological site in Thrace,
northern Greece
info
Turkey info and photos
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Vathy, or Samos (Βαθύ), main town of Samos island, Greece info      photos

Vathy Archaeological Museum
Veria (Βέροια; also known as Véroia, Beroea, Berea),
Macedonia, Greece
travel guide      photo gallery
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This index includes living and historical persons as well as deities,
other figures of religion, myth and legend, and fictional characters.

My Favourite Planet  has a PEOPLE section featuring biographical profiles
of people mentioned in the articles and galleries on this website.

The PEOPLE section now includes a detailed list of Ancient Greek artists.


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Achladiotou, Despina (Δέσποινα Αχλαδιώτου, 1898-1982),
"the Lady of Ro", Kastellorizo, Dodecanese, Greece
info and photo of statue
Aemilius Paullus (Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus,
circa 229-160 BC), Roman consul and general, victor of
the First Battle of Pydna 168 BC.
illustrated article
Aeschylus (Αἰσχύλος, circa 525-456 BC), Athenian tragedian info and photo
Aesop, (Αἴσωπος, circa 620-564 BC), Greek author of fables info and photo
Annia Regilla (Appia Annia Regilla Atilia Caucidia Tertulla, also known as Aspasia Annia Regilla, 125-160 AD), wealthy Roman, wife of Herodes Atticus profile
Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius (circa 63-12 BC), Roman politician
and general of Emperor Augustus
info and photos
Agrippina the Elder (Vipsania Agrippina, known as Agrippina
Major or Agrippina the Elder), Roman matron, 14 BC - 33 AD
info and photo
Alexander the Great (Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Alexandros o Megas),
Alexandros III, king of Macedonia (356-323 BC)

Statues from Alexander's home town, Pella

Marble head of Alexander from Pergamon

The Alexander Mosaic from Pompeii
profile and portraits

coinage
Alkamenes (Αλκαμένης), 5th century Greek sculptor info
Ancient Greek artists   brief profiles of ancient Greek sculptors,
painters, vase painters and mosaicists - a work in progress
And, Metin (1927-2008), Turkish author on theatre, puppet
theatre, dance, miniature painting, ritual and dance
info, references, links
Ariadne (Ἀριάδνη), mythological daughter of King Minos of Crete,
wife of the Greek god Dionysos
info and photos
Aristokles, Greek sculptor, 6th century BC profile
Aristotle of Stageira (Ἀριστοτέλης, 384-322 BC),
Greek philosopher

(see also Lyceum)
info and photos
Artemis (Αρτεμις), Greek goddess of the hunt

Temple of Artemis (Artemision), Ephesus / Selcuk, Turkey
info and photos
Asklepios (Ἀσκληπιός), Greek god of healing; son of Apollo

See also: Asclepieion
profile and photos
Atatürk (Mustafa Kemal Pasha, 1881-1938),
founder of the modern Turkish state
info
Athena (Ἀθηνᾶ), Greek goddess of wisdom, war

The Parthenon, temple of Athena, Athens, Greece

Temple and statues of Athena from Pergamon, Turkey: 1 , 2
 
Attalus I (Ἄτταλος, Attalos Soter, 241-197 BC),
first king of Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey)
info and photo
Attalus II (Ἄτταλος ὁ Φιλάδελφος, Attalos Philadelphos,
220–138 BC), Attalid king of Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey)
info and photo
Atticus, Herodes (Ἡρῴδης ὁ Ἀττικός, circa 101-177 AD),
wealthy Athenian; politician, sophist philospher, rhetorician;
sponsor of buildings and public works
info and photos
Augustus (Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, also known
as Octavian, 63 BC - 14 AD), first Roman Emperor 27 BC-14 AD
info and photo
Audsley, William James (1833-1907) and George Ashdow
(1838-1925), Scottish architects
photos and info
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Benaki, Eleni, Greek archaeologist at Dion, Macedonia, Greece Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Beulé, Charles Ernest (1826-1874), French archaeologist,
author and politician. Discoverer of the Beulé Gate to the
Athens Acropolis.
profile and portrait
Brunel, Isambard Kingdom, English engineer (1806-1859) Cheshire Cat Blog article
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Cockerell, Charles Robert (1788–1863), English architect, archaeologist and traveller Cheshire Cat Blog article
Constantine the Great (Latin, Flavius Valerius Aurelius
Constantinus Augustus; Greek, Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μέγας;
circa 272-337 AD), Roman emperor; also known as
Saint Constantine, Agios Konstantinos
info and photo of icon
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Daidalos (or Daedalus; Δαίδαλος), mythical or legendary sculptor, architect, engineer and inventor; archetypal "father of artists" profile
Darius I, the Great (550-486 BC), Persian emperor info, photo of Daric coin
Demeter (Δημήτηρ), Greek mother goddess, grain deity

The Sanctuary of Demeter at Dion, Macedonia
profile and photos
Dionysus (Διόνυσος, Dionysos), Greek god of grape harvests, wine, revelry and ecstasy;
known to the Romans as Bacchus, and to Etruscans as Fufluns

Mosaic of Dionysos riding a panther, Pella Archaeological Museum, Greece

Mosaic of Dionysos and Ariadne, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Selcuk, Turkey

The Theatre of Dionysos, Athens Acropolis, Greece
Dioskourides of Samos, Greek mosaic artist, 2nd - 1st century BC profile and photos
Dioskouroi (Dioscuri), mythical Greek heroes, the heavenly twins Gemini profile and photos
Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881), British Conservative politician info and photo
Domeniconi, Carlo (born 1947), Italian guitarist and composer Cheshire Cat Blog article
Drood, Edwin (the Mysterious Edwin Drood), blog author Edwin Drood's Column
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Elizabeth II, British queen blog article by Edwin Drood

blog article by Edwin Drood
Emin, Tracey, British artist photo and info
   
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Fanick, Fôô, Afro-reggae musician photos
Featherstone, Hugh, musician, guitatist, songwriter, poet info, photos and sample song

another photo

poetry - Bird under water
Foster, John Junior (1786-1846), English architect, archaeologist info and photos
Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), American scientist, inventor,
statesman, printer, businessman
info and photo
Frère, Albert, wealthy Belgian businessman blog article by Edwin Drood
Friedrich III of Prussia, Kaiser, (1831-1888)
"the 99-day emperor"
photo of equestrian statue
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Galen of Pergamon (Γαληνός, Galenos), ancient Greek physician info and photo
Gauck, Joachim (born 1940), President of the Federal Republic
of Germany
Cheshire Cat Blog article
Saint George (icon of George and the dragon, Kastellorizo, Greece) info and photo
Gladstone, William (1809–1898), British Liberal politician photo and info
Glezos, Manolis (Μανώλης Γλέζος, born 1922), Greek politician,
writer and World War II veteran
Cheshire Cat Blog article

Glezos - Acropolis article
Gundudis, Konstanze, Eurythmist, lecturer
and My Favourite Planet contributor
contributor page
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The Hays of Liverpool, 19th century family of Scottish architects info and photos
Heine, Christian Johann Heinrich (1797–1856), German poet,
playwright, journalist, essayist and literary critic
info and portrait
Saint Helena (Latin, Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta;
Greek, Αγία Ελένη, Agia Eleni; circa 246/50 – 330 AD),
mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great
info and photo of icon
Hephaistos (or Hephaestus; Ἥφαιστος), Greek god of metalworkers, sculptors, fire and volcanoes profile
Hermaphroditus (Ἑρμαφρόδιτος), transexual child of Hermes
and Aphrodite

Statue of Hermaphroditus from Pergamon
profile and photos
Hermes (Ερμές), Greek god of dexterity, messenger, guide, protector of travellers.
Known to the Romans as Mercurius (Mercury).

Statue of Hermes, Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece: 1

Statues of Hermes from Pergamon, Turkey: 1   ,   2
Herodes Atticus (circa 101-177 AD), wealthy Athenian and Roman citizen

The Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Athens, Greece
profile and photos
Herodotus (Ἡρόδοτος, circa 484 - circa 425 BC), Greek historian
and traveller, "the Father of History"
profile and portraits
Hieronymus of Tlos, (Ἱερώνομος, circa 290-230 BC), also known as Hieronymus of Rhodes, Greek Peripatetic philosopher and literary historian profile and photo
Hinze, Peter, My Favourite Planet contributor contributor page
Holland, Dr Henry (1788-1873), English physician, writer
and traveller
Cheshire Cat Blog article
Homer (Ὅμηρος), ancient Greek epic poet, author of The Iliad
and The Odyssey

Homer, the first to write about the area of Pergamon
profile and photos
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Saint John the Evangelist, apostle, disciple of Jesus,
Bishop of Ephesus

(Basilica of Saint John, Ephesus / Selcuk, Turkey)
info and photos
Saint John the Theologian, author of the Book of Revelation
(Monastery of Saint John and Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos,
Greece)
info and photos
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Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962), Austrian born American violinist;
composer of the Kreisler Cadenza
blog article by Edwin Drood
Kim Jong-Il (1941-2011), former Supreme Leader of North Korea
(Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
blog article by Edwin Drood
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Lamartine, Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de (1790-1869),
French politician, traveller, writer and poet
portrait, info, quotes
Lancaster, Sir Osbert CBE (1908-1986), English cartoonist,
stage designer, architectural historian, art critic, travel writer
Cheshire Cat Blog article
Leake, Colonel William Martin (1777-1860), British topographer,
antiquarian, author, Fellow of the Royal Society, artillery expert
info
Lear, Edward (1812–1888) English artist, writer, poet
and traveller
Illustrated poem by Lear

Cheshire Cat Blog article
Logothetis, Lykourgos (Λυκούργος Λογοθέτης, 1772-1850),
Greek politician, leader of Samos during the Greek War of
Independence
info and photos
Loundemis, Menelaos (Μενέλαος Λουντέμης), pseudonym of
Dimitris Valasiadis (Δημήτριος Βαλασιάδης, 1912-1977), Greek
author, poet and political activist
info and photos
Lysimachus (Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos, circa 360-281 BC),
a general and successor of Alexander the Great; King of Thrace,
ruler of Pergamon
info and photos
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Saint Margaret of Antioch (3rd century AD), also known as
Margaret the Virgin, or Agia Marina in the Eastern Orthodox church
info and photos
McLeod, Gordon, My Favourite Planet contributor contributor page
Mehmet Ali (1769-1849), Pasha of Egypt, native of Kavala, Greece info and photos
Medusa (Μέδουσα), the Gorgon (Γοργών), monster of Greek mythology

Gorgon Medusa, the Gorgoneion and the goddess Athena
profile and photos
Molière, J.B. Poquelin de (1622-1673), French playwright info       photo
Musk, Elon, American entrepreneur, innovator, head of Tesla Motors blog article by Edwin Drood
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Saint Nicholas (270-346 AD), also known as Agios Nikolaos
(Άγιος Νικόλαος), Saint Nicholas of Myra, Sankt Nikolas,
Santa Claus
info and photo of an icon

photo of an icon
Niobe (Νιόβη), mythological Lydian princess whose children
were killed by Apollo and Artemis
profile and photos
Nike (Νίκη), Greek goddess of victory; Roman equivalent Victoria

The Temple of Athena Nike, Athens and various Nike statues
profile and scluptures
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Öküz Kara Mehmed Pasha (died 1619), 17th century
Ottoman Grand Vizier and Governor of Aydin province,
Turkey (including Kuşadası)
info
Olympias (Ὀλυμπιάς, circa 375-316 BC), Epirote princess,
fourth wife of King Philip II of Macedonia and mother of
Alexander the Great
info and photo
Orpheus (Ὀρφεύς), musician, poet and prophet
of Greek mythology
info and photo
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Pan, (Πᾶν), goat-footed Greek god of wild places profile and photos
Saint Paul the apostle info       photos
Pausanias (Παυσανίας), 2nd century AD Greek travel writer,
a key source on ancient Greece
info
Philetaerus (Φιλέταιρος, Philetaeros, circa 343–263 BC) of Tios,
founder of the Attalid dynasty at Pergamon
info and photos
Philo of Byzantium, ancient Greek auhor of the Seven Wonders of the World, a list of man-made marvels info
Preston, Edward Carter (1885–1965), English sculptor info and photos
Philip II (Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών, 382-336 BC), Philip the Great,
king of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great
info
Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν), Greek sea god, brother of Zeus (Roman Neptune)

Statue of Poseidon from Pergamon, Turkey, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Procopius of Caesarea (Greek, Προκόπιος ὁ Καισαρεύς; Latin,
Procopius Caesarensis; 500 - circa 565 AD), Byzantine historian
info, quotes
Putin, Vladimir, President/Prime Minister/President of Russia blog article by Edwin Drood
Pythagoras (Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος, Pythagoras the Samian,
circa 570-495 BC), Greek mathematician and philosopher
info and photos of sculptures
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Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus (circa 210-115 BC), Roman praetor and general info
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Rameses II, the Great (1290-1223 BC), Egyptian pharaoh Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Revett, Nicholas (1720–1804), British artist, architect,
archaeologist
info and portrait
Rushton, Edward (1756-1814) blind human rights
and anti-slavery campaigner, poet, Liverpool
info
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Slocombe, Douglas (born 1913), British cinematographer blog article by Edwin Drood
Spyrides Boabaid, Despina, Brazilian author of a book
about the history of Kastellorizo island, Greece
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Ströbele, Hans-Christian, German Green Party MP photos
Stuart, James "Athenian" (1713–1788), artist, architect,
archaeologist
info and portrait
Suleyman the Magnificent (also Suleiman; modern Turkish,
Süleyman, 1494-1566), Ottoman Sultan of Turkey
info
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Telesphoros (Τελεσφόρος), son of the Greek healing god
Asklepios
info and photos
Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης, circa 460-395 BC), Greek historian profile and portraits
Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus Augustus, 53-117 AD),
Roman Emperor 98-117 AD

Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum), Pergamon, Turkey
 
Tiberius (Imperator Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus,
42 BC - 37 AD), Roman Emperor 14-37 AD
info and photo
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Valéry, Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules (1871-1945),
French poet, essayist and philosopher
blog article by Edwin Drood
Versakis, Frideriko (1880-1921), Greek archaeologist profile and photo
Vizvizi, Domna and Hadji Antonis Vizvizi, Thracian shipowners
and combatants in the Greek War of Independence
article and photos
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Wordsworth, William (1770-1850), English romantic poet poem and portrait
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Xenophon (Ξενοφῶν, circa 430 - 354 BC), Greek historian,
philosopher and soldier
Xenophon in Pergamon

Xenophon's sons
Xerxes I, the Great (519-465 BC), Persian emperor info
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Zeus (Ζεύς), the supreme Olympian god of Greek mythology info and photos

Zeus sanctuary, Dion
   
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Acropolis, Athens, Greece Acropolis photo gallery
Acropolis Now! a short story by David John Cheshire Cat Blog fiction
Alexandrine parakeet (Psittacula eupatria), on a mosaic
from Pergamon (now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin)
info and photos
andesite, an igneous, volcanic rock, used for building info and photo
Apocalypse, also known as the Book of Revelation,
written Saint John the Theologian on Patmos
info and photos
Asclepieion (Asclepion, Asklepion) ancient healing centres,
for example at Pergamon (Bergama), Turkey

See also: Asklepios, Greek god of healing
info and photos
Artemis, Temple of (Artemesion), Ephesus / Selcuk, Turkey info and photos
Astynomoi Law of Pergamon, inscription of a law
of the ancient city
photo       short article
Atomium, the, Brussels, Belgium photos
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Balinese temples, Indonesia info and photos
Balkan Wars, 1912-1913 info
Bebelplatz, Berlin, site of the 1933 Nazi book burning blog article by Edwin Drood
Bentley, the classic British luxury automobile and "the Bentley Decimation Syndrome" blog article by Edwin Drood
Bird under water, a selection of poems by Hugh Featherstone Bird under water homepage
Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim, In the name of God,
the Merciful, the Compassionate
blog article by Edwin Drood
Blogs, My Favourite Planet Blogs  
Bode Museum (Bodenmuseum), Berlin, Germany Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
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Canadian Royal Mint, Ottowa, Canada Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Cat's Eye planetary nebula (NGC 6543) info and photo
Chagossians (also Îlois or Chagos Islanders),
people of African, Indian and Malay descent; former inhabitants
of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, including Diego Garcia
blog article by Edwin Drood
Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine blog article by Edwin Drood
Cheshire Cat Blog monthly blog at My Favourite Planet blog index
Choklakia mosaics,
traditional mosaic art of the Dodecanese islands, Greece
info and photos
Coins and coinage Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Corporal punishment, thoughts on the subject blog article by Edwin Drood
Cuneiform script on ancient documents. Cheshire Cat Blog article
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Death penalty, capital punishment in the USA blog article by Edwin Drood
dragonfly photo       more photos
Dream party, the a one-act comedy play by David John Cheshire Cat Blog fiction
E
Earth 2.0 ("Earth two point oh"), major update for Planet Earth review article
Edwin Drood's Column weekly blog at My Favourite Planet blog index
Eiffel Tower, Paris photo
Elgin Marbles - the restoration of artefacts in foreign collections blog article by Edwin Drood
Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York city, USA Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
F
fracking, Lancashire, England, UK blog article by Edwin Drood
Fortunate Isle, Afortunada, fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean Cheshire Cat Blog fiction
G
God, the oddness of blog article by Edwin Drood
Goldilocks Universe, the popular multi-verse cosmological model blog article by Edwin Drood
goshawk, the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis;
Old English, goose-hawk; German, Habicht), bird of prey
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Green toad (Bufo viridis) info and photos
H
Hip-hop, trip-hop, slip-hop, R&B, r’n’b-reloaded, jungle-beat,
smooth-hop, psychedelic-hop, hard funk, rap, gangsta rap,
gospel, blues, jazz, be-bop, hard-bop, free jazz, soul, funk,
psychedelic funk, crossover, disco...
blog article by Edwin Drood
Hittites - "Kadesh Treaty", the earliest known peace treaty,
circa 1259 BC
Cheshire Cat Blog article
hooded crow, (Corvus corone cornix; German, Nebelkrähe) photo
Horses in Ephesus, Turkey info and photos
Hungerford Bridge and Charing Cross railway bridge
over the River Thames, London, England
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
I
Identity: personal identity, identity theft blog article by Edwin Drood
J
Jaguar, British automobile manufacturer; E-type to F-type blog article by Edwin Drood
   
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Kariagozi, Greek shadow puppet theatre Cheshire Cat Blog article
The king's donkey, a short story by Edwin Drood Part 1       Part 2
Köçek (Kochek), Turkish dance tradition, male dancers in skirts Cheshire Cat video and photos
kouros, type of Archaic Greek statue info and photos
Koyunbaba, musical composition by Carlo Domeniconi Cheshire Cat Blog article
L
Land Rover Defender, the iconic British all-terrain vehicle blog article by Edwin Drood
Lists and list-making blog article by Edwin Drood
London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel,
the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Lycian rock-cut tomb, Kastellorizo (Megisti),
Dodecanese, Greece
info and photos
Lyceum, gymnasium in ancient Athens in which Aristotle
founded his school of philosophy
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
M
Marine mammals blog article by Edwin Drood
Megaliths, large standing stones at Avebury, Wiltshire, England
Avebury Henge and other neolithic monuments
info       photos
Melting pot, the play, the song and the concept of multiculturalism blog article by Edwin Drood
Midwives, midewifery blog article by Edwin Drood
Modernity, thoughts on the concept blog article by Edwin Drood
Mosaic, art form, using pebbles, stone, glass and other materials.
Photos and info about mosaics in:

Kastellorizo, Greece (2);      Patmos, Greece (2);      Pella, Greece (5);

Pergamon, Turkey (1);      Ephesus Museum, Selcuk, Turkey (1)

The Alexander Mosaic from Pompeii
Museum of the Ancient Orient, Istanbul (Eski Şark Eserli Müzesi) Cheshire Cat Blog article
My Favourite Planet, the song by Hugh Featherstone
which inspired the name of this website
info       hear the song
Mumbo jumbo, gobbledegook explained blog article by Edwin Drood
museums Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
N
Nuclear industry, the future of blog article by Edwin Drood
O
Olympic flame, torch relay of the 2012 London Olympic Games Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Olympus, mountain home of the Olympian gods Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Owl Telescope Cheshire Cat Blog photo essays
P
Panama hats, made in Ecuador blog article by Edwin Drood
Parus major great tit (bird) Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Peace treaty the oldest known parity peace treaty between
the ancient Egyptians and Hittites, circa 1259 BC
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Phaeton (Turkish, fayton), horse-drawn carriage named after
the son of Helios or Apollo
info and photos
Pierian Spring, birthplace of the Muses and source of inspiration Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Polos (also referred to as a calathus or modius), hat or headdress
worn by deites and rulers in ancient Greek and Roman art
article and photos
Pompidou Centre, Paris photos
Potidea Canal, a canal in Halkidiki, Macedonia Greece, thought
to have been built by King Cassander in the 4th century BC
info and photo
Q
   
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Religion in Liverpool, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Anglo-Catholic,
Greek Orthodox; churches, cathedrals; Jewish synagogue;
history, architecture, art
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Roma (Romany people, Gypsies) Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay

blog article by Edwin Drood
Romeo and Juliet, movie versions of the play
by William Shakespeare
blog article by Edwin Drood
Rue Bunte arts venue, Neukoelln, Berlin, Germany info
S
School for the Indigent Blind, Liverpool (1791-1927)
and Saint Mary's Church, world's first school for the blind
images and info
separatism, nationalism and independence movements in Scotland and other European countries blog article by Edwin Drood
SETI Institute, the search for extra-terrestrial life blog article by Edwin Drood
Seven Wonders of the World, an ancient list of man-made marvels by Philo of Byzantium info
Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris photo
Shekel, ancient Semitic measure and coinage info and photo
Short guide to small planet for smallest person by Edwin Drood Planet Earth article
Snake-eyed lizard (Ophisops elegans) info and photos
Snowden, Edward, American intelligence whistle-blower blog article by Edwin Drood
Snowstorm blues, song by Deaf Pomegranate Washington Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
Solidarity, thoughts on the concept blog article by Edwin Drood
Spring, springtime in the Central Aegean region of Turkey.
Photo essays at the Cheshire Cat Blog
Ionian spring part 1

Ionian spring part 2

Ionian spring part 3
Squirrels, fluffy-tailed rodents photos
Starred agama lizard (Laudakia stellio) info and photos
Statue of Liberty, the, as a symbol of the American dream blog article by Edwin Drood
Storks, large, long-legged birds photos and info
Subliminal, advertising, poropaganda, messaging blog article by Edwin Drood
Suicide blog article by Edwin Drood
Summer, the elusive season Desperately seeking summer
part 1


Desperately seeking summer
part 2
swallowtail butterfly photo
T
Tesla Motors, U.S. manufacturer of electric vehicles blog article by Edwin Drood
Tobacco Museum, Kavala, Macedonia, Greece info and photos
Tortoise: Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca) info and photos
U
   
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Vampires and vampirisim in the media blog article by Edwin Drood
Via Egnatia (Greek, Ἐγνατία Ὁδός, Egnatia Odos),
ancient Roman road across the Balkans, through
modern Albania, Greece and Turkey
article and photos

info and photo
W
Weltfest, street festival in Berlin, Germany Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
windmills, 16th century windmills on Patmos island, Greece info and photos
Winter wonderlands, winter landscape photos Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
World Congress of Philosophy, established in 1900, organized
by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP)
Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay
X
Xerxes Canal, near Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Macedonia Greece,
built by the Persian king Xerxes 483-480 BC
info and map
Y
   
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Zeus Altar, the Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon (Bergama), Turkey  
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