Ancient Lenses: Optical Lenses at Knossos.

11 May

Ritaroberts's Blog

The ancient Linear B tablets which I have been working on are so very small, that I often wondered how the Minoan scribes were able to see to write them, let alone read each others scripts, until I came across this wonderful article about Ancient Lenses.:

To date, the earliest lenses identified in context are from the IV/V Dynasties of Egypt, dating back to about 4,500 years ago (e.g; the superb ‘Le Scribe Accroupi’ and ‘ the Kai ‘ in the Louvre; added fine examples are located in the Cairo Museum) Latter examples have been found in Knossos (Minoan Heraklion Museum); ca 3,500 years ago). Another, possibly 5th century BC, lens was found in a sacred cave on Mount Ida Crete. It was more powerful and of better quality than the Nimrud lens which is the oldest lens in the world now in the British Museum.

Nimrud Lens

The Nimrud Lens The oldest Lens in the world.

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Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Ancient Lenses: Optical Lenses at Knossos.

  1. Eunice Miller

    July 28, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Hoping you two are doing well.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ritaroberts

    July 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Eunice, We are O.K. thank you for asking How about you ?



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