Topics » Arts & Entertainment   Nov. 5, 2011

From 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

Solar-powered Lamp and Charger

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Paracas TextileThe Rosetta StoneSwimming ReindeerNorth American Otter PipeSilk Princess PaintingDouble-headed SerpentThe Lewis ChessmenOlduvai Stone Chopping ToolCredit CardSolar-powered Lamp and Charger

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.

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