King Tut and the Roots of Art Deco

In November of 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter entered the tomb of an ancient Egyptian king. Carter’s first glance left him confounded, for inside the walls of this long-forgotten crypt lay a cinematic display of glittering jewels. The mystery and exoticism of King Tut's tomb reverberated throughout the Western world, becoming one of the biggest cultural events of the 20th century.

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