Hieroglyphs and the Dream of Universal Wisdom

  • Roberto BuonannoEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 399)


One of the most popular pictures of Athanasius Kircher is the one in the “antiporta”—illustrated page preceding the frontispiece of the catalogue by Giorgio de Sepi. In this picture, we see him welcoming two visitors of his Museum, which, by the middle of the seventeenth century, has become a traditional destination for all those who travel to Rome.


Ancient Egyptian Fourth Side Rosetta Stone Egyptian Culture Divine Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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