Loading

Making History

The Invention of Eye Glasses

Making HistoryThe Invention of Eye Glasses

07/05/2022

The first magnifying glasses or "reading stones" were used in monasteries in the Middle Ages. Reading glasses appeared in cities such as Florence in the 13th century and accompanied the invention of paper. Claire Angotti, historian who studies tools related to knowledge, tells us more.

Duration :

17 min

Available :

From 07/05/2022 to 20/04/2025

Genre :

Documentaries and Reportage