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Fun Friday Image of the Week – Sunglasses from 7th-9th Century AD

By: Amy Ellsworth

Quite possibly the first pair of sunglasses ever made. Not only did they keep out sun glare, but they also kept out all that sand that was blasting around the Taklamakan desert. Imagine if you were a Silk Road merchant sitting on your camel, peddling your silks and spices. You’d probably want to sport this […]

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