The Museum of Ancient Inventions

Baghdad battery components
Baghdad battery componentsCourtesy Ironie
Here’s an interesting web site of ancient inventions re-constructed by students at Smith College in western Massachusetts. A short history is given of each invention and there are links to the methods the students used to recreate them. I thought the ancient Baghdad battery that produces 1.1 volts of electricity was particularly intriguing. Also, the coin-operated holy water dispenser drew my attention. According to Wikipedia it's believed to be the first vending machine ever manufactured.

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bert123 says:

thats crazy that someone was just sitting around thinking how they can sell holy water why didnt they do it with food then?
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 3:29pm

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