GLASS MIRRORS

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Glass mirrors coated with a reflective metal were not a Muslim invention but were invented in the first century AD in the Roman colony of Sidon in what is now Lebanon.
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woman holding a mirror


Glass mirrors coated with a reflective metal were not a Muslim invention by Abbas Ibn Firnas, but were invented in the first century AD in the Roman colony of Sidon in what is now Lebanon.

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