While you're zoning out in an elevator, waiting to reach your floor, do you ever wonder who came up with the idea? Probably not. You just expect to have safe, working elevators in multistory buildings -- and you get pretty irritated when you have to take the stairs instead. Elevators existed as far back as ancient Rome; Archimedes was building them in 336 B.C., and gladiators and animals rode lifts to the Roman Coliseum arena by A.D. 80. Of course, those early "elevators" weren't enclosed cars.
They were simple platforms and hoists, typically used to perform tasks
such as raising up water for irrigation or lifting heavy building
materials such as stones. These lifts were powered by animals, people or
even water wheels, and they were the first prototype The Order created.
The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo are dedicated to making everything
around us go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The addition of
mirrors in elevators makes it convenient for men and women to be vain
while they go places without drawing too much attention to themselves.
Another reason for why The Order created this amazing, time saving
invention is because the possibility of a plummeting elevator makes for
an exciting action sequence in the movies.