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The Marseille Tarot had its origin in Europe, specifically in the country of Italy (not yet confirmed) around the 15th century. It later moved to southern France as the French conquered the cities of Milan and Piedmont from Italy in 1499.

As you may have noticed, the cards have a medieval style and a Gothic color style of the time.

Later in 1998 Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chilean writer and filmmaker) and Philippe Camoin (from the old Casa Camoin de Marseille), reconstructed the Marseille Tarot with old and original decks and templates. Already in 2002 Philippe Camoin exposed a theory that the Marseille Tarot represents the secret Gospel of Saint Mary Magdalene.

Its original French name is: Tarot de Marseille.

It is the best-known and most used deck of Tarot cards in the world, since all the others are derived from it.

This deck consists of a set of 78 cards of which there are 2 groups: the major arcana and the minor arcana. The major arcana are made up of 22 cards and the minor arcana of 56.

It is the deck most used by psychics and tarot readers as it has drawings with more defined colors and are easy to detect.