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At the origin, the mirror is a coquetry object. It reflects a perfect image of the object or person facing it.
The first mirror is as old as the hills! Think about water: Narcissus paid the price for it...
At the beginning, the mirror was made up of a polished metallic plate. The technique changed quite a bit and enabled to avoid oxidation of the metal. Today, the mirror is made up of a thin metal foil covered up with a plate glass.
Even though it used to be a coquetry object, Greeks, and Archimedes in the lead, realized that it could also be used to protect the city. Indeed, by reflecting and concentrating sunshine rays in a specific direction, it enabled to set fire to sails of enemy's ships.
Only upper classes used to have mirrors. It is only with the industrial revolution and the improvement of the standard of living, at the beginning of the 20th century that mirrors became present elements in most houses.
Other interesting anecdote, it is thanks to the mirror that scientists managed to establish the distance between the Earth and the Moon. During a space mission, astronauts placed mirrors at some strategic points. Then, by referring to the speed of light, scientists emitted a beam of light from the Earth. This is how they discovered the distance between the two planets!
In the mythological belief, the mirror is also a symbol of both truth and lie.
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