Torture is one of the brutal truths of this world. In the ancient times, inflicting torture used to be a very common method to punish the people and to terrorise and discourage its witnesses from committing any crimes. The torture methods were basically done to provide a slow and painful death. The fact of this method is not only the adoption of it by various kings but the idea behind the designing of the devices which was nothing but a depraved sense of creativity to inflict humiliation and pain on the victims.

We say that this world was better before with no corruption and less crime rate. We perhaps have no idea how cruel and barbaric it used to be! Let us show you!

Listed are some of the brutal torture techniques adopted by people, in ancient time, to punish crimes:

Saw Torture
The victims were hung upside down so that the blood will rush to their heads to keep them conscious during the torture. The capital punishment of being sawed in halves either longitudinally or transversely, through the central body mass, were very common in Roman Empire, Spain, and in some parts of Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impalement

The most favoured execution method by Vlad the Impaler, the method was very common during the middle ages and was used against the people convicted for disloyalty. The victims were forced to sit on a sharp pole and the pole was then raised upright leaving the victims to slide due to their own weight. Vlad the Impaler once executed 20,000 people while enjoying a meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crucifixion
It is one of the most well-known execution method due to crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The victims were nailed to a wooden cross and then were left to hang to die a slow death. Crucifixion was often performed to terrorise and dissuade its witnesses from committing particularly heinous crimes. Crucifixion was usually intended to provide a death that was particularly slow, painful, gruesome, humiliating, and public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead Sprinkler
The sprinkler was usually filled with molten lead, tar, boiling water or boiling oil. The molten content was then dripped on the body parts of a victim especially eyes. The torturer would continue to pour the molten content until the death of the victim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cement Shoes
This torture method was introduced by American Mafia. The mafia used to punish the traitors or spies by placing their feet in a block and then filling the blocks with cement. Once the cement dried, the victims would be thrown alive into the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazen Bull
This method of execution is also known as Sicilian bull execution. The victims were placed and locked inside the bull made of bronze and then, fire would be set underneath them. The Greeks even invented a system of tubes so that the screams from inside would sound like an Ox. The victim would then be slowly roasted to death all while screaming in agonising pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Crusher
The chin of the victim would be placed on the bottom bar and the head under the cap of this device. As the torturer slowly turned the handle, the gap between the head cap and plate would decrease in width, causing crushing of the skull and facial bones, including teeth and jaws, and ultimately inducing death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

In this torture technique, the victim was dragged in a wooden frame called a hurdle to the place of execution. They would then be hanged by the neck for a short period of time until they are near-death which was followed by removal of some parts. The person would then be beheaded and their body cut in to quarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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