Timeline of Cards, Cartomancy, and Tarot

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This timeline shows the spread and development of playing cards and tarot in western Europe over the last 1200 years or so. You can click and drag either bar, and click on individual items. Dragging doesn’t work on small screens. Instead, double tap at left and right margins.

Much of the data comes from Simon Wintle at https://www.wopc.co.uk/history/earlyrefs.html.