The baghdad batteries are 1600 years old or more. They have been found in a Parthian settlement and could generate at least 0.5 Volt
For introduction, short article with photo and diagram.
More about these ancient inventions
A use for electroplating or electrotherapy is not proven -
was it used for lighting?
Are the Egyptian snake vials really electric lamps?
See also the publications of Welfare and Farley.
other unsolved mysteries
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