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Judas Chair http://www.thefinertimes.com/Ancient-History/middle-ages-torture.html 20/02/15

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The Street Sweeper's Daughter- This Russian torture method worked by fastening the device upon a victim crouched inside. As it tightened, it would crush the person's spine and/or ribs.

10 Medieval Torture Devices

The Street Sweeper's Daughter- This Russian torture method worked by fastening the device upon a victim crouched inside. As it tightened, it would crush the person's spine and/or ribs.

The 8 worst torture techniques of the middle ages.

The 8 worst torture techniques of the middle ages.

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"The Water Torture" century woodcut by Joos de Damhouder, illustrating how to interrogate witch suspects under torture

The Iron Maiden, otherwise known as the Virgin of Nuremberg, was a device used from the XVI century to torture criminals. It stands 7 feet tall and is able to accommodate a man. The victim was tied inside the Maiden and one of the two doors was shut, penetrating the victim's flesh with the strategically-placed spikes that didn't penetrate any vital organs.

Iron Maiden--Tied victims would be placed inside and the doors shut allowing spikes to pierce their flesh, including two spikes that would pierce the victims eyes.

Barrel Pillory, or Spanish Mantle - A barrel is fitted over the entire body, with the head sticking out from a hole in the top. The person is kept locked in the barrel, forcing him to kneel in his own filth, and in some cases suffer extremes of hot or cold.    For a short time this was merely unpleasant, but prolonged confinement could cause death through hunger or thirst, or scaphism - allowing or encouraging insects to breed on and feed on the victim's flesh.

Barrel Pillory, or Spanish Mantle - A barrel is fitted over the entire body…

Shame Flute. The round part goes around the neck and the finger are smashed beneath the iron bar to give the illusion that the musician is playing his instrument.

Round part goes around the neck, fingers are smashed beneath the iron bar. Gives the illusion that the musician's playing his instrument.

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Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Torture Tech - History Documentary In this documentary, filmmakers explore the science behind some of the most dreaded torture techniques ever devised.

Julio Severo | NetworkedBlogs by Ninua

History is my favorite subject, and art is my favorite medium. Being a Witch I have combined these two into a project of finding woodcuts, lithographs,.

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