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This book is a catalog of the museum founded by Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680). Kircher had a wide range of interests, including antiquities, natural history, and musicology, and his private museum included numerous specimens and curiosities. Many of the items in the museum were given to Kircher by fellow members of the Jesuit order, …

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