Objects that are understood to be “mirrors” date to roughly 6000 B.C. and can be traced to Anatolia (Turkey). These objects were polished obsidian discs. In subsequent history, handled or tanged mirrors made from copper or bronze were found in Mesopotamia, while in places like Egypt, evidence has been found that indicates the early use of wet stones for the purposes of isolating a reflection. The Romans created glass mirrors out of sections of glass bubbles, which were then backed with a resin or metal to create a reflective surface.

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