Long back, physical torture was done to the victims as a demonstration of power and to create awe and terror among people. The strange thing is the character of creativity and sense of pleasure that the torturers could relate to this brutality.
Here are 13 most brutal techniques that were devised in the history for you say, creating terror and finding pleasure!
This device comprised of a metal piece with two pronged forks attached to a belt in opposite direction. The device was locked to the neck of victim with prongs touching the chin and sternum. As such, the victims could not bend their head down for several weeks. Sometimes, they were even hung down a ceiling with this device installed on their necks.
A cage with its only open side opening to the victims body would be filled with rodents and heated up. The arrangement would be strapped to the victims body. The intense heating would compel the rodents to escape and therefore they would dig out the victims body to find a way out of the cage.
Designed in Greece, this Sicilian Bull was actually solid brass shaped into a bull with an open-able door at one side. The victim would be placed inside the bull and subjected to fire underneath until the metal became literally yellow as it was heated. The victim would scream vehemently and then slowly get roasted enough to lie silently, dead.
This method of torture was practised majorly by Vlad the Impaler in 15th Century in Rome. The victims would be compelled to sit on sharply pointed poles and then the poles would be raised high so that they would get pierced through the bodies of victims. It took several days for the victims to die completely until which they suffered intense agony and pain.
This was another neck device made up of wooden or metal belt with sharp spikes ready to pierce the locked neck. The most cruel part of this technique is that the victims wearing this device could not eat, sleep or lie down for several weeks!
This terrible punishment involved the sitting of naked victims onto a pyramid-shaped cradle, after which they would be forced down on it by ropes with the intent of stretching the body to cause impalement. The naked body and rarely washed device both ensured a gruesome death of the victim; either due to pain or due to infection.
This technique involved locking the victim in a cage far smaller than his size and hanging the cages to gallows or trees without any provision for eating or drinking. They would kept hanging until their bodies would be eaten up by scavengers.
The guillotine, a common mode of execution was made of a razor sharp blade attached to a rope. The victim would be laid down in a way that the blade hanging above would cut off his head on falling. It was considered as most humane method of execution as it killed the victim at once and did not leave him half-dead and painful.
This was considered as the most painful torture of middle age. The device comprised of a wooden frame with two ropes fixed to the bottom and into the handle on top. The victims limbs would be stretched until they were dislocated. At times, the prolonged stretching would result in complete tearing off of the limbs from the body.
Resembling to large scissors, this device was used for cutting the tongue of a victim. The device would be inserted into the mouth of the victim with the tongue between its grippers. Then, the screw would be tightened and the tongue would roughly be torn out,
The American Mafia used this technique for execution of their enemies. The feet of the enemy were placed inside cinder blocks and filled up with wet cement. When the cement solidified, the victim would be thrown alive into a deep body of water to die helplessly.
The torture techniqu as also devised for slow killing of culprits. The victim was tied to a large revolving wheel and the torturer smashed the limbs of the victim with a hammer until they fractured at several points. They victim was then left on the wheel itself, in a half-dead state to be eaten up by crows and vultures.
This iron pincer was heated to red-hot state and then used to tear off body parts of those who tried to harm the king.