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August 20, 2018

Mirrors are as old as when the first humans looked at their reflections in the water. Polished Obsidian used as a mirror was found in Turkey and thought to date back 6000 years. The Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese and South American ancient cultures all used a form of polished metal, often copper, as mirrors. It is believed that the first glass mirror was made in Lebanon in the first century AD. These mirrors were lined with a reflective surface of lead.

The mirrors we have today were invented in Germany around 1835 when...

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