Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad, and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.

Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad, and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.

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Ancient batteries; hard to believe ancient Persians knew something we take for granted now.

Ancient batteries; hard to believe ancient Persians knew something we take for granted now.

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This could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse: How to Make a Battery That Lasts (Practically) Forever

This could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse: How to Make a Battery That Lasts (Practically) Forever

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The Baghdad Battery... I'll leave you all to draw up your own conclusions at to what it was really used for... because honestly, no one really knows...

The Baghdad Battery... I'll leave you all to draw up your own conclusions at to what it was really used for... because honestly, no one really knows...

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It would appear then that the Parthians inherited their batteries from one of the earliest known civilizations.World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Baghdad Battery

It would appear then that the Parthians inherited their batteries from one of the earliest known civilizations.World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Baghdad Battery

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World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Baghdad Battery This interpretation is far from having widespread acceptance, but continues to be considered as at least a hypothetical possibility by some scientists

World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Baghdad Battery This interpretation is far from having widespread acceptance, but continues to be considered as at least a hypothetical possibility by some scientists

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The “Dendera light” is a technology of electrical lighting supposedly in existence in ancient Egypt, proposed by some fringe authors. Description from gnosis.us.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The “Dendera light” is a technology of electrical lighting supposedly in existence in ancient Egypt, proposed by some fringe authors. Description from gnosis.us.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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