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Austrian National Library

Post by Koakai » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:35 pm

The Austrian national library has a large number of digitized books, manuscripts and other fun things online. I only learned this when I saw the link for the 'Vampires of Serbia' that I shared in the Orne Library.

One of the things they have is papyri fragments. Over 4000 of them that they have digitized.

They are in a wide range of conditions, but some have early christian magic spells or charms on them.

http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

A fragment with a partial drawing of a hound. Perhaps something from Tindalos?
Amulett gegen den Biß wütender Hunde/Amulet against the bite of mad dogs
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999


Amulett gegen Skorpionbiß/Amulet against Scorpions
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Another Amulet against Scorpions
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Magic Spell
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Magic Spell/Amulet
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999


A letter to a Pharmacist, in Arabic
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Arabic Doodles
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999
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Re: Austrian National Library

Post by Dr. Gerard » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:51 pm

Oh, a panaplea of treasures!
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Re: Austrian National Library

Post by Koakai » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:56 pm

A fragment of a drawing of a head.
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999


Badly decayed papyrus but it has a drawing of a demon on it.
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Related but not from that site. A german book on Coptic writings and egyptian magic, containing a few of these drawings as plates.
https://archive.org/details/DieKoptisch ... inerInWien

Down another rabbit hole, there is this book I might have to print and bind a copy for myself. Something that an intrepid investigator of the occult might find in a bookshop when looking for texts. An english translation of egyptian texts.

The demotic magical papyrus of London and Leiden (1904)
https://archive.org/details/cu31924026874523

Textes et dessins magiques (1903)
(with reproduced hieroglyphics)
https://archive.org/details/textesetdessinsm00dare
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Re: Austrian National Library

Post by Keeper Jon » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Koakai wrote:A fragment of a drawing of a head.
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999


Badly decayed papyrus but it has a drawing of a demon on it.
http://aleph.onb.ac.at/F/A8FIEGM9X8X3HF ... format=999

Related but not from that site. A german book on Coptic writings and egyptian magic, containing a few of these drawings as plates.
https://archive.org/details/DieKoptisch ... inerInWien

Down another rabbit hole, there is this book I might have to print and bind a copy for myself. Something that an intrepid investigator of the occult might find in a bookshop when looking for texts. An english translation of egyptian texts.

The demotic magical papyrus of London and Leiden (1904)
https://archive.org/details/cu31924026874523

Textes et dessins magiques (1903)
(with reproduced hieroglyphics)
https://archive.org/details/textesetdessinsm00dare
Do these links work for anyone? Can someone take screenshots and post those instead? I'm not sure where these links are sending me, but it's not to described images.

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Re: Austrian National Library

Post by Koakai » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:40 pm

Sorry John. It is taking you to the catalog page. The image is the bottom most link on that page. Next to Digitales Objekt
The link to the image itself goes into javascript so I was unsure it would paste correctly.
Such as below:

javascript:open_window("http://aleph.onb.ac.at:80/F/A8FIEGM9X8X ... type=MEDIA");
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Re: Austrian National Library

Post by Keeper Jon » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:41 pm

Awesome. Thanks man. Those look cool as hell.

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