#68877. Asked by icart06. (Jul 27 06 12:16 AM)
The first mirrors were made from polished bronze. They appear to have been invented independently in Egypt and China. I don't know exactly how old they are, but they certainly had them by 1400 BC in Egypt:
The history of mirrors dates back to ancient times when mankind first saw reflections in a pond or river and considered it magic. Long before man was able to make mirrors out of glass, mirrors made of metal were used. Sheets of metal, mostly copper, was flattened and polished until it could be used as a mirror.
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