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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.
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.
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.
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.