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IN History & Culture ON 16 Dec, 2015
The medieval era followed its unusual way to punish the person who offended any crime in those days.
These methods were damn scary that took away the lives of people brutally. Many unfortunate people went through these disgusting torturous devices that killed them viciously. May their soul rest in peace.
I want to show you some of the pictures of that time which will astonish you to hell.
The wheel was used for torturing where the victim would be tied to the wheel and then swung across fire and metal spikes. The wheel itself had spikes to increase the pain of the sufferer.
Strappado was a method to torture where the hands were knot behind the victim's back, and then lifted up by an overhanging pulley. It often removed the victim's arm from the socket, to increase pain jerks and weights were added.
Garrotte Torture would slowly crush a victim's neck which was causing death from asphyxia.
Spanish Donkey was a sharply angled wooden device that was triangular in shape, pointing upward, mounted on a horse-leg like support poles. People were tied nude over it with weights on both sides to break them into two halves.
Heretics Fork consisted of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged forks attached to a belt or strap. One end of the device was pushed under the chin and the other to the sternum, victim was hanged from ceiling and if the head dropped it would pierce victim's throat and chest.
The Judas Cradle involved victim sitting on cradle where he was tied for a long period, slowly impaling all he parts of the body.
Saws were used widely in the medieval era; a person was hung naked upside down and was sliced between their legs. Blood used to flow through the victim's head and they remained in the conscious state till the time saw reached up to the midsection of their body.
Breast Ripper particularly used for sinful and deceitful women. The claws of this horrible instrument inserted on the victim's breast, which painfully removed their breast.
In stove torture method the person was chained around a stove and left to burn alive.
The Brazen Bull was made of a solid piece of brass where the victim was placed and fire was set underneath until the metal became literally yellow as the Bull was heated.
The Tub tortures involves a victim sitting in this wooden tub with face painted with milk and honey, so that flies, maggots and worms would devour the victim's body as it decayed alive.
Elizabeth Bathory Iron Maiden was one of the powerful devices of torture. Victims were lead inside the cabin consciously, and as soon as the door of the cabin was closed the spikes were inserted into their body ruthlessly.
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