One of the gravestones in Florence has a following epitaph on it:
„Here lies Salvino, son of Armato degli Armati of Florence, inventor of eyeglasses. May God forgive his sins. A.D. 1317.“
According to the archaeologists, the oldest eyeglasses are those found in the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun, the pharaoh of the eighth dynasty of Egypt. They were two very thin slices of emerald joined together with round bronze frames.
Eyeglasses are one of the most fashionable accessories today, but few know the true and full history of this item.
Vakhtang Chabukiani Memorial House-Museum of the Union of Tbilisi Museums offers the audience an educational program “The World through Four Eyes”.
Following the excursion around the Museum, the participants of the program, on the basis of the various photo and audio materials, will get familiar with:
✥ How the first eyeglasses were found.
✥ Interesting facts related to creating of eyeglasses.
✥ Most expensive eyeglasses.
At the end of the program, the participants will take part in the exciting quiz.
Participation in the program is possible both as a group and individually.
◈ Maximum number of participants: 25
◈ Program Duration: 90 minutes
◈ Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.
◈ 83/23 Aghmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
◈ Program cost: 5 GEL
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