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.

2000 year old batter: The Baghdad Battery - WTF fun facts

2000 year old batter: The Baghdad Battery - WTF fun facts

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

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

The Baghdad Battery  In 1936, while excavating ruins of a 2000-year-old village near Baghdad, workers discovered mysterious small vase. A 6-inch-high pot of bright yellow clay dating back two millennia contained a cylinder of sheet-copper 5 inches by 1.5 inches. The edge of the copper cylinder was soldered with a 60-40 lead-tin alloy comparable to today’s solder. The bottom of the cylinder was capped with a crimped-in copper disk and sealed with bitumen or asphalt.

The Baghdad Battery In 1936, while excavating ruins of a 2000-year-old village near Baghdad, workers discovered mysterious small vase. A 6-inch-high pot of bright yellow clay dating back two millennia contained a cylinder of sheet-copper 5 inches by 1.5 inches. The edge of the copper cylinder was soldered with a 60-40 lead-tin alloy comparable to today’s solder. The bottom of the cylinder was capped with a crimped-in copper disk and sealed with bitumen or asphalt.

The Baghdad Battery, sometimes referred to as the Parthian Battery, is the common name for a number of artifacts created in Mesopotamia, possibly during the Parthian or Sassanid period (the early centuries AD) ~ So interesting - read more here & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_Battery

The Baghdad Battery, sometimes referred to as the Parthian Battery, is the common name for a number of artifacts created in Mesopotamia, possibly during the Parthian or Sassanid period (the early centuries AD) ~ So interesting - read more here & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_Battery

The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum, as well as those others which were unearthed in Iraq, are all dated from the Parthian occupation between 248 BCE and 226 CE. However, Dr. Konig also found copper vases plated with silver in the Baghdad Museum, excavated from Sumerian sites in southern Iraq, dating back to at least 2500 BCE. When the vases were lightly tapped, a blue patina or film separated from the surface, which is characteristic of silver electroplated onto copper base.

The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum, as well as those others which were unearthed in Iraq, are all dated from the Parthian occupation between 248 BCE and 226 CE. However, Dr. Konig also found copper vases plated with silver in the Baghdad Museum, excavated from Sumerian sites in southern Iraq, dating back to at least 2500 BCE. When the vases were lightly tapped, a blue patina or film separated from the surface, which is characteristic of silver electroplated onto copper base.

The Baghdad battery

The Baghdad battery

Ah the Baghdad Battery, such a simple, yet confounding object...or is it? Let's start at the beginning...or should I say beginnings? The story starts with one German artist/archaeologist Wilhelm Ko...

Ah the Baghdad Battery, such a simple, yet confounding object...or is it? Let's start at the beginning...or should I say beginnings? The story starts with one German artist/archaeologist Wilhelm Ko...

The Baghdad Battery, sometimes referred to as the Parthian Battery, is the common name for a number of artifacts created in Mesopotamia, during the dynasties of Parthian or Sassanid period (the early centuries AD), and probably discovered in 1936 in the village of Khuyut Rabbou'a, near Baghdad, Iraq.

The Baghdad Battery, sometimes referred to as the Parthian Battery, is the common name for a number of artifacts created in Mesopotamia, during the dynasties of Parthian or Sassanid period (the early centuries AD), and probably discovered in 1936 in the village of Khuyut Rabbou'a, near Baghdad, Iraq.

Over the last few hundred years, many perplexing artifacts have been unearthed that do not fit the currently accepted theories of geology and the history of man.

Wow! Check Out These Odd Ancient Artifacts

Over the last few hundred years, many perplexing artifacts have been unearthed that do not fit the currently accepted theories of geology and the history of man.

The UnMuseum - Bagdad Battery invented 2000 yrs ago. Greece

The UnMuseum - Bagdad Battery invented 2000 yrs ago. Greece

2.) Baghdad Battery: A few of these items have been found, also referred to as the Parthian Battery. These terra-cotta pots were created in Mesopotamia and seem to have copper and iron inside, creating a basic battery if there were electrolytes present.

2.) Baghdad Battery: A few of these items have been found, also referred to as the Parthian Battery. These terra-cotta pots were created in Mesopotamia and seem to have copper and iron inside, creating a basic battery if there were electrolytes present.

Baghdad battery- dated to around 200 BC Could have been used in gilding

Baghdad battery- dated to around 200 BC Could have been used in gilding

The Baghdad Battery. The Baghdad Bettery... is the name archaeologists attribute to the number of artifacts... in 1938 when Wilhelm König... Baghdad...

The Baghdad Battery. The Baghdad Bettery... is the name archaeologists attribute to the number of artifacts... in 1938 when Wilhelm König... Baghdad...

The Baghdad Batteries are artifacts consisting of terracotta pots approximately 5 in. tall containing a cylinder made of rolled-up copper sheets, which house a single iron rod. At the top, the iron rod is isolated from the copper by bitumen plugs and both rod and cylinder fit inside the opening of the jar. The copper cylinder is not watertight, so if the jar was filled with lemon juice, grape juice, or vinegar as an acidic electrolyte solution, electric current can be generated.

The Baghdad Batteries are artifacts consisting of terracotta pots approximately 5 in. tall containing a cylinder made of rolled-up copper sheets, which house a single iron rod. At the top, the iron rod is isolated from the copper by bitumen plugs and both rod and cylinder fit inside the opening of the jar. The copper cylinder is not watertight, so if the jar was filled with lemon juice, grape juice, or vinegar as an acidic electrolyte solution, electric current can be generated.

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