Mystery Type: Artefact
Mystery Name: Ancient galvanic battery
Place Name: Baghdad
The National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, displays a device consisting of a terra-cotta vase, eighteen centimters high; a slightly shorter copper cylinder; and an oxidized iron rod with traces of bitumen and lead. On the bottom of the vase were found traces of lemon acid. This strange vase was unearthed in 1936 by a German archaeologist, Wilhelm König, during his excavation of a Parthian settlement near Baghdad. The object turned out to be an anceint battery on the galvanic principle.
Who built it?, For what purpose has it been built?, Where did the galvanic knowledge come from?
Type: Chemical device
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|Erich von Däniken||Eyes of the Sphinx, 1989|
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This mystery has been reported by Lobcor on 03/15/2017
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