Origins of Mirrors and Mirror History

History of glass mirrors

The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks were quite fond of mirrors and often manufactured mirrors from polished copper and bronze. Glass mirrors were first produced during the third century A.D., and were quite common in Egypt, Gaul, Germany and Asia. The invention of glassblowing method during the 14th century led to the discovery of convex mirrors, which increased the popularity of glass mirrors...

History of Mirrors

The history of mirrors starts in the 6000 BC. This earliest man made mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian that was found in Anatolia - modern day Turkey.

First Mirror

The earliest mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian and have been dated to around 6000 B.C. The first glass mirrors were produced in 1 A.D by Romans.

Who Invented Mirror?

The earliest manufactured mirrors have been discovered in Turkey, dating back to 6000 BC. Justus von Liebig, a German chemist, created the first modern mirror-sliver glass mirror in 1835.

History of Bronze Mirror

Bronze mirrors play, ed a very important role in the history of world’s most populated country in the world – China. With tradition of using bronze mirrors for over 3000 years, these famous objects became one of the integral parts of their history, culture and art.

Mirrors in Mesoamerican Culture

Mirrors were one of the most important religious artifacts in the famous Mesoamerican Culture that thrived in Central America. Here you can find out origins of those mirrors, their meaning, and the way they impacted people who worshiped them.