Lifting the Veil - A Secret Revealed!
We started e-mailing out a newsletter, which eventually was named the Tarocks Tribune. These newsletters were extensive from the beginning, so we decided to make them more accessibly by sharing them here. This is our eighth. To read them all, click on the Tribune category near the top of our blog page.
Welcome to the first edition of the Tarocks Tribune!
We intend to offer you small columns and articles on interesting discoveries and items on tarot related topics.
This month we offer you an incredible journey backwards through time to the beginnings of tarot as we know it today.
Here is what today's tribune covers:
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The Visconti Sforza Tarot deck is the oldest known Tarot deck. It was created around 1492 by Bonifacio Bembo, but it is likely that not all cards came from his hands due to his young age at the time. It is believed that some of the cards are made by the artist Antonio Cicognara. The occasion was a marriage between members of two Milanese families: Visconti and Sforza. It can be said that because of that event, the origins of the Tarot ‘game’ are Italian.
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