When in 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, he did not expect to discover over five thousand objects. This event, considered as the discovery of the century, had an impact in all the arts and especially in jewelry. While the precious ornaments of the young sovereign were studied by scientists, the passion for ancient Egypt is then revived. Through this lecture, we will return to this discovery, to the jewels and treasures that the tomb revealed, but we will also study Egyptomania which makes Egypt an inspiration that is still current.
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