The history of magic and the mind.
Magic is undoubtedly an early artwork. The first reported magic trick (the 'cup and balls' trick) is almost 5,000 years old (2,700 BC) by Dedi in ancient Egypt. The same trick was performed over 2,000 years ago in ancient Rome.
The cup and ball trick has been used for hundreds of years since by street hustlers to swindle people out of money. Actually, throughout time magic has often been used to deceive people into thinking that the magician held some other sort of 'power', for example great betting ability, the ability to make mechanical things that are 'alive', or the possession of nearly incredible skills at lock picking, psychic capabili