Baghdad Batteries

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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