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Oedipus Aegyptiacus is Athanasius Kircher's supreme work of Egyptology.
The three full folio tomes of ornate illustrations and diagrams were published in Rome over the period 1652–54. Kircher cited as his sources Chaldean astrology, Hebrew kabbalah, Greek myth, Pythagorean mathematics, Arabian alchemy and Latin philology.
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date of publication: 1652
main subject: egyptology
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