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Old 02-28-2015, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Thomas Edison Wasn't The First To Have Invented The Lightbulb?

Ancient Egypt...



The bottom part of what looks to be bulbs, look similar to this:

/* The "Baghdad Battery" they call it. Some sources like Wikipedia says that these found artifacts date back to around 250 BCE, but do they? */

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:05 AM   #2
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:30 AM   #3
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Oh come on! Are our histories so rigid that anything which opposes the common and accepted way of things gets thrown out of the window, literally?

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Old 02-28-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #5
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Oh come on! Are our histories so rigid that anything which opposes the common and accepted way of things gets thrown out of the window, literally?

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I think there is a bit of disparity of evidence on what you have provided and what other theories about technology of the time provide. You have provided three images and made a claim about what they are. (one of which is a battery, which is talked about by other theories) Other archaeologists spend years studying every artifact they can get their hands on, and write extensive academic peer reviewed papers. Suffice to say this thread wouldn't get past peer review.

tl;dr: there is middle ground between blindly accepting mainstream theories about stuff and accepting literally anything. I generally tend to believe more qualified people.
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what seamonkey said.

instead of thinking potted plants and swords are lightbulbs, sign up for morphic mafia.
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To be fair, he is correct. Thomas Edison was not the first to invent the lightbulb, he merely improved on previous designs to such an extent that the design was usable commercially. However, the design he improved was not from Egypt.
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