1. Is the 'Babylon Battery' the World's First Electrochemical Battery?

    Is the 'Babylon Battery' the World's First Electrochemical Battery?

    GTM attended last week's Bay Area Battery Summit at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and witnessed a presenter (who shall remain anonymous) claim without reservation that the first battery, the first electrochemical cell, was about 2,500 years old. It was supposedly discovered at a Mesopotamian archeological dig near Baghdad, Iraq (or possibly in the basement of the Baghdad Museum). He said, "This is the very first one, the Baghdad Battery."

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