Parabolic mirrors were described and
studied in classical antiquity by the mathematician.A number of experiments with curved polished iron
mirrors, and discussed plane, convex spherical, and concave spherical
mirrors in Optics. Parabolic mirrors were also
described by the physicist Ibn Sahl in the 10th
century, and Ibn al-Haythamdiscussed concave and convex
mirrors in both cylindrical and spherical
geometries, carried out a number of experiments with mirrors, and solved
the problem of finding the point on a convex mirror at which a ray coming from
one point is reflected to another point. By the 11th century, clear glass
mirrors were being produced in Moorish Spain.
Then you can see that Archimedes used spherical mirrors to burn enemy battle ships.
Archimedes is also have a great hand in the civilization of the mirrors