Just remember, most are illegal! This can take several forms the most straightforward being put hungry rats in a cage with the victim restrained. It could dislocated or break the jawbones Pears of Anguish still in existence are lavishly engraved or adorned to differentiate between the anal, vaginal and oral pears. . The real iron maiden had no spikes and was a relativly low punishment for petty crimes. There are numerous modern torture methods and devices. Legend has it that this device was invented by a Greek named Perillus Perilaus in some sources for a tyrant named Phalaris of Agrigentum.
Their breasts are being ripped off through this ripper. The Bellifortis account is not supported by any additional concrete evidence or corroborating documents. Tomorrow June 26, 2013 marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. They are forced into the mouth, rectum or vagina of the victim and there expanded by force of the screw to the maximum aperture of the segments. Even more horrific, the device had a hole in the mouth hole angled to make the screams of the victim sound similar to a angry bull.
The Rat I don't know how many normal people there are that don't like rats. While interrogating, the people who where torturing, tightened the tension, resulting in broken limbs, godawful sounds from ligaments snapping, and eventually your limbs ripped from your body. And if you're particularly hated by the townsfolk, you could have large, hard objects thrown at you by bystandards. This breaks the bones until their limbs are crippled, being left as food of birds. Due to sleep deprivation, the victim is bound to die at some stage or the other. Lastly, the skull fractures and the contents of the head are forced out.
The device consisted of a harness which was used to the victim onto a pyramid that has has its top point sharpened. The victim is restrained duhhh to a table, where water would proceded to be emptied, drop by drop, upon his forehead. There needs to be an entire organization out there to prevent this shit from happening? Here is a quick rundown of 10 most cruel and hideous ways to die, originating in the darkest corners of the human history. Shaking or flicking the sprinkler towards the victim showered him or her with the boiling contents of the ladle. Victims would die in agony, slowly bleeding to death or just die from exposure. I always thought that the iron maiden was used as a form of execution, which it was.
Then he was left afloat on a still pond or a lake. Flaying was used thousands of years ago on witches, captured soldiers, and to execute criminals. In the later Middle Ages, a new variant of rack appeared. If you were given the sentence of impalement you would be sat on a very sharp pole which was placed upright allowing you to slide down it. In Germany for example the only devices used were thumb- and legscrews, the rack, whips or canes and fire — usually in that order. The wheel was then slowly revolved while the executioner with an iron hammer, heavy metal bar, or even using another cartwheel, breaking the bones in many places. So in short, it sucks ass and it's mean.
Its mode of use was to insert it into the offending orifice. It consisted of a wooden frame usually with two ropes fixed to the bottom and another two tied to a handle in the top. As the name suggests it would slowly crush the victims head as the handle was turned. It was very common for a castle to have a torture chamber which was usually located in the lower levels. Punitively, it was used red-hot to mark the breast of unmarried mothers. They have one in the Rothenburg ob der Tauber Criminal Museum.
The pole would often emerge through the sternum, as its tip would reach a position under the chin, preventing the person to slide any further. Barrel Pillory The Spanish Coat on the right, not the Gimp in the middle! As the torturer turned the handle, the sharp points destroyed and mutilated any part of the body that was placed there. As I already wrote, actual medieval torture was far less colorful and innovative than 19th century scholars wanted to make us think. The existance of the bull is also questionable, but this is only because there are only written accounts left. Watching your flesh burn off your face and having to deal with the smell of burn popcorn that is your skin. If not, walk outside, and face the sun, get over your allergies to it. Again not a torture device per say but damn! But what could be worse when you wish to die but the chair you are tied to be simple not letting you die but giving you sheer discomfort.
The torture page includes an introduction and then a listing of the various techniques used during medieval times, most often as punishment. The earliest methods would see the victim sandwiched between a pair of boards and more and more weight piled on top. This item was used both as a punitive and an interrogational device. The thumbscrew device is nothing but a metal work which has a platform for your thumbs to be kept and a lever which brings down the big hammer right on your placed thumbs to chop it off or to make the blood flow out of it. Apparently there was another use for the maiden.
It was a vice-like instrument with sharp spikes outfitted on both sides of the grip. Sometimes, the pole would rip through the breast plate. As those traveling museums do, they make stuff up — or at least mix it up. In both cases, it was a great shame if the deliquent died during torture. By some reports, Phalaris himself became an eventual victim of the bull when his subjects grew tired of his mistreatment Pwnt by his own creation. The chap in the picture above looks quite lucky in that he has his hands free, but just think about what happens when he needs a sh. Judas Cradle The Spanish Inquisition giving the Judas Cradle a whirl Another engineering masterpiece from the Spanish Inquisition was the Judas cradle.