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Title page of the Grammar of Coptic Language by Athanasius Kircher

Athanasius Kircher1636

Vilnius University Library

Vilnius University Library
Vilnius, Lithuania

In 1636 Athanasius Kircher published a Coptic grammar text "Prodromus coptus sive Aegyptiacus" (The Coptic, or Egyptian, Messenger). He the was the first to understand that hieroglyphs were an alphabetical system for writing which he tried to link to the Greek alphabet.

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  • Title: Title page of the Grammar of Coptic Language by Athanasius Kircher
  • Creator: Athanasius Kircher
  • Date Created: 1636
  • Location Created: Rome, Italy
  • Type: Book
  • Rights: Vilnius University Library
  • Medium: Paper

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