"The focus is as wide, and as deep, as civilization itself." - "Sunday Times"
"Robert Temple's fascinating book should be read by all who have an interest in the history of science, and may well cause a revolution in this subject." - Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Archaeologists have always insisted that ancient lenses never existed. Robert Temple's work began when he discovered an ancient artefact in the British Museum, believed to be rock crystal. He proved it had been ground to form a lens. This was the beginning of a real-life detective story.
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