A Forgotten Iranian Legacy: The Parthian Battery
kavehfarrokh.com / Kaveh Farrokh
25-May-2010 (one comment)

A common misconception about the Parthians is that they lacked interest in the development of learning, science and technology. This belief is derived from the paucity of the available evidence, the lack of archaeological studies as well as subjective bias.

Technology certainly continued to evolve during Parthian rule. A dramatic discovery of a tomb by German Archaeologist Wilhelm Konig at Khujut Rabu (near modern Baghdad in Iraq) in 1936 found two near intact jars dated to the Parthian dynasty (approx. 250 BC-224 AD) which are possibly the world’s oldest batteries.

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Very interesting

by KavehAhangarAdel on

to read about our own history and realize that ingenuity existed back then.  Any ideas what the battery would have been used for back then aside from electroplating (used in jewlery and metal work)?

thank you

Kaveh Ahangar Adel

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