Kircher Scripts English

Exotic scripts in the Kircher archive

[PUG 557]

[7v]

A copy of intercepted letters of General Baner, Hoff, Si-
lesia 29 December 1640 [ 568 239r , 568 239v , see also 239r , 239v ]

[8r]

an inscription on a certain stone in a Mohammedan Mosque, in
the deserts of Arabia

[8v] …
A booklet of letters in Latin, French,
Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopian,
Samaritan and other foreign languages [ 568 276r , 568 276v , 568 277r , 568 277v , 568 278r , 568 278v ]

Hebrew-Chaldee letters of Rabbi Solomon Arubi
on Egyptian and Hebrew reckoning [ 568 278r , ( 568 278v ) ]

A Greek letter of Father David Bartholomaeus Bonamourus of
the Society of Jesus. [ 568 278r ]

Writings of Rabbi Solomon Arubi of Constantinople on the use of Theo-
philus and other Egyptian matters [ ( 568 279r ) , 568 279v ]

Arabic writings of Moses Simon of Mount Lebanon. [ 568 282r , 568 282v ]

Hebrew writings of Fr. Durand of the saviour [ 568 283r , ( 568 283v ) ]

Writings of Rabbi Job Mucamur [ 568 284r , ( 568 284v ) ]

Syriac writings of Gabriel Hesron, a Maronite of Mount Lebanon [ 286r , 568 286v ]

Unknown writing [ 568 288r , ( 568 288v ) ]

Ethiopian writing to Moses Muchi, an Abyssinian Ethiopian, by Father
Athanasius Kircher [ 568 289r , 568 289v ]

Syriac writing by Fr. Athanasius Kircher to Gabriel Hesron,
a Maronite [ ( 568 291r ), 568 291v , 568 292r , ( 568 292v ) ]

Greek writing by Georg Kuler [ 568 293r , 568 293v , 568 294r , ( 568 294v ) ]

Greek writing by N. N. [ 568 295r , 568 295v ]

Turkish writing [ 568 297r , ( 568 297v ) ]

[9r]

Unpointed Hebrew writing [ 568 298r , ( 568 298v ) ]

Coptic and other writings [ 568 304r , ( 568 304v ) ]

Greek poems [ 568 308r , 568 308v ]

Turkish writing by Amatus Chezaud [ 568 310r , ( 568 310v ) ]

Several other foreign writings [ 568 311r , ( 568 311v ) ]

Writing by Prince Tunetain [ 568 329r , ( 568 329v ) ]

Indian writing by Fr. Ignatius Archamon [ ( 568 322r ) , 568 322v ]

[PUG 558]

[1r]

Certain Etruscan or other unknown writing [ 005r ]

Greek writing or verses [ 010r , 010v , 011r , ( 011v ) ]

[2r]

Explanation of a Hieroglyphic Scarab by Fr. Athanasius Kircher [ 073r , 073v ]

[2v]

The judgment of Fr. Athanasius Kircher on an ancient Manuscript [ 089r , 089v , 090r , 090v ]

[PUG 559]

[2v]

A Hieroglyphic Obelisk [ ( 161r ) , 161v ]

The correspondence cipher of De Beauchamp [ 172r , ( 172v ) ]

engraving of a golden coin made by Alchemical transmutation [ 173r , ( 173v ) ]

[PUG 560]

[3r]

Arabic or Turkish writing by Hieronymus Harderus professor of oriental
languages at [Strasbourg erased] Leiden. 8 August 1671 [ 187v ]

Evidence of an Egyptian Arab about the Coptic Language and Hieroglyphs,
interpreted by Fr. Athanasius Kircher. [ 190r ]

Hieroglyphic Figures displayed in a certain temple [ 194r , 194v ]

[PUG 561]

[8v]

Writings of the Indian Brahmins of Mount Pagadus, called by
us Canaeria in eastern India.

[PUG 562]

[1r]

Engraving of a statue of Isis.

A certain alchemical writing. [ 006r , ( 006v ) ]

An inscription on an ancient monument. Author, Ovidius Montalbanus [ 049r , ( 049v ) ]

A representation of the same hieroglyphic Stone. [ 050r , ( 050v ) ] …
[1v]

An account of a certain monument of Antiquity found at Vienna. [ 101r , ( 101v ) ]

[2v]

Engraving of a pavement or stone fragment. Bologna. [ ( 176r ) , 176v ]

Engraving of an anceint vase, knife and chains of bronze. [ 178r , ( 178v ) ]

Engraving of another vase beaten from bronze. [ 179r , ( 179v ) ]

And again of another vase beaten from bronze, or cast from metal. [ 180r , ( 180v ) ]

Engraving of a Roman measure [ 181r , ( 181v ) ]

[PUG 563]

[1r]

Of the Art of knowing Great Things, or Combinatorics, the first, Introductory, book and
the Second, applied, Book in which the method of preparing the whole great Art
[1v]

is described. Again the 3rd, Fourth and Fifth paradigmatic or applied
Books and lastly the 6th Book [ 052r , 052v , 053r , 053v , 054r ]

A reciprocal table of these words. God be thanked. [ 057r , ( 057v ) ]

Engraving of a Chinese shield, also a Turkish shield. [ 058r , ( 058v ) ]

The Coptic Ritual translated from Arabic into Latin by Fr. Atha-
nasius Kircher Soc. Jes. On the Consecration of a Prelate. [ 060r , 060v , 061r , 061v , 062r , 062v , 063r , 063v , 064r , 064v , 065r , 065v ]

A new Cipher of East India. [ 068r , ( 068v ) ]

A most pretty example of Steganographic art. [ ( 088r ) , 088v ]

[2v]

Steganographic writing of the Most Serene Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg,
Wolffenb├╝ttel. 1 June 1664. [ ( 179r ) , 179v ]

[3r]

The interpretation of an Austrian Monument made by Fr. Athanasius Kircher for
the Most Serene Archduke Leopold. [ 245r , 245v , 246r , ( 246v ) ]

[3v]

The Matherean or Heliopolitan obelisk depicted by Borretinus
in Egypt. [ ( 277r ) , 277v ]

A certain Chemical Secret given to Pope Alexander VII. [ 300r , 300v , 301r , ( 301v ) ]

A certain Chemical Secret for making the Lunar Tree to fix
nitre. Also Another way to the Lunar Tree. [ 308r , ( 308v ) ]

[4r]

A riddle [ 329r , ( 329v ) ]

A Sino-Tartarian edict, or the Approbation of Christian Law inscribed on a monument
which was raised before the temple of our Saviour as a perpetual record
at the city of Pekin in the Kingdom of the Chinese by order of Xunchi, King of the
Chinese and the Tartars. 1650. [ 332r , 332v ]

A monument or fragment of a certain Stone and statue adorned
with Egyptian Hieroglyphics. [ 333r , 333v ]

Again the other part of it. [ 334r , ( 334v ) ]

engraving of a certain very old vase of metal [ 337r , ( 337v ) ]

engraving of a certain statue cast from metal [ 338r , ( 338v ) ]

engraving of another statue [ 339r , ( 339v ) ]

engraving of another statue cast from metal [ 340r , ( 340v ) ]

engraving of a very old vase or jar of metal [ 341r , ( 341v ) ]

various engravings, urns, bronze caskets, a Helmet beaten from bronze,
several bronze coins, and plates [ 342r , ( 342v ) ]

engraving of a certain clay vase, half of leather [ 343r , ( 343v ) ]

[PUG 565]

[1r]

A Decagloss concerning time by Fr. Athan’us Kircher [ 019r , 019v ]

[3v]

The method of Andreas M├╝ller, Provost of Berlin, for the easy learning of
the Chinese Language. Berlin 27 January 1675 [ 271r , 271v , 272r , 272v , 273r , 273v , 274r , 274v , 275r , ( 275v ) ]

On certain Chemical Secrets. [ 301r , ( 301v ) ]

[4v]

The Brandenburg Scheme or the Proposal of Andreas Mullerus Provost
. of Berlin on his Key to Chinese. [ 387r , 387v , 388r , 388v ]

A pyramid or other engraving of Egyptian hieroglyphs. [ 389r ]

[PUG 566]

[3v]

Fr. Athanasius Kircher’s interpretation of some Coins. Rome 16 Nov. 1666

[4r]

Various ancient inscriptions on Stones, Gems, arms, Gates
and other monuments of the ancient world [ 247r , 247v , 248r , 248v , 249v ) ]

Ancient characters in the Tyburtine temple [ 246r , ( 246v ) ]

Drawing of ancient memorials on a certain gate [ ( 242r ) , 242v , ( 243r ) , 243v , ( 244r ) , 244v ]