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The Baghdad Electric Batteries are a number of artifacts created in 250-225 A.D. in Mesopotamia. These jars were discovered in 1936 near present day Baghdad, Iraq. Experiments with models of Baghdad electric batteries have generated between 1.5 and 2 volts. They consist of 5-1/2-inch high by 3-inch wide terracotta jars containing a copper cylinder made of a rolled-up copper sheet, housing a single iron rod. Their purpose is still unknown to this day. Some have suggested they may have been used for electroplating objects with gold. Others believe the batteries may have been used medicinally. Electricity was not invented until the 18th century. So where do the Baghdad electric batteries, built thousands of years earlier, fit in? And why isn't this included in our mainstream educational curriculum? 

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Originally posted 2017-12-17 18:55:39.