The Battery of the Baghdad

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In 1936 a worker in old village near Baghdad discovered a mysterious vase about 6-inch-high which was 2000 years old. The amazing thing is not the age of the vase ,the thing is that vas contains 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 lead-tin alloy comparable to today's solder. 

 German archaeologist, Wilhelm Konig, was research this objects and came to a surprising conclusion this vase is nothing but ancient Electrical Battery. Most of scientist reaserch about this battery and some of them said that electric battery will filled with grape juice and it able to produce 0.87V.This prove that electric batteries were found before the modern invention by Alessandro Volta in 1799 and the interesting part is it was found 2000 years ago in Iraq.

The ancient electrical battery                  The arrangement of the Baghdad battery

in the Baghdad Museum