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Groppi Collection

The Swiss pastry chef with an eye for Egyptian antiquities.

For the first time the Egyptian collection of Achille Groppi (1890-1949) is on display, at the Antikenmuseum Basel. Groppi, originally from Ticino, made his fortune selling cakes and chocolate to the high society of Cairo, including royalty. (Pictures: Antikenmuseum Basel)

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