From 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
Solar-powered Lamp and Charger
Solar powered lamp and charger, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 2010. This lamp is powered by the small solar panel connected to it. As well as providing light, power from this panel can be used to charge mobile phones.
Originally presented as a BBC radio series and now a book published in America, "A History of the World in 100 Objects" tells the story of humanity using artifacts selected from the British Museum.