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Scaphism–the torture method

After the article about the mellified man, I could not help but talk about scaphism: an ancient Persian method of death sentence by torture.This method...

The methods of execution by crucifixion

The crucifixion was a widely used method of execution in ancient times, and it is definitely one of the most painful ones especially because...

Death by burning at the stake

When you think about thedeath by burning, the thought should go immediately to the witch hunts of the '500 and '600. Am I right? However,...

Necklacing, the rubber tire torture

Necklacing is a form of torture executed in modern times, born in the mid-80s in South Africa.Execution of the necklacing torture The execution of this...

The garrote

The garrota was a machine used to inflict the death penalty, used mainly in Spain. It basically consisted in tightening a ring made of...

Execution by elephant

The execution by elephant was a form of capital punishment used in South and Southeast Asian countries, such as India and Sri Lanka, but elephants...

Death by boiling

Death by boiling was a form of torture and capital punishment in use in various parts of the world. In the collective folklore, death by...

Lingchi – The death by a thousand cuts

China is famous for its tortures. The lingchi isn't one of the most famous methods of execution, but it surely is one of the...

Hanged, drawn and quartered

Hanged, drawn and quartered describes a method of execution in force from 1351 to 1870 in England as a punishment for high treason, even...

The Torture of Brazen Bull

The torture of the brazen bull was invented by Perillos of Athens, and presented to Phalaris, the Tyrant of Akragas, as a new method of...

The excruciating torture of impalement.

Today I'll talk about one of the most atrocious torture: impalement. Widely used in ancient times to punish those who committed crimes against the...

The atrocious torture of skinning

Skinning was a torture method used in various civilizations throughout history and it involves removing a portion of skin from a human being while...