Discover the “Brazen Bull,” the Ancient Greek Torture Machine That Doubled as a Musi
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Discover the “Brazen Bull,” the Ancient Greek Torture Machine That Doubled as a Musi
Discover the “Brazen Bull,” the Ancient Greek Torture Machine That Doubled as a Musical Instrument

History is replete with brutally imaginative torture and execution techniques. The list of cruelties includes crucifixion, where victims were left to die on the cross; the rack, where torturers would place the victim on a wooden frame to be slowly pulled apart; and hanging, drawing, and quartering—the official English punishment for high treason from 1351 to 1870—where men would be drawn by horse to their place of execution, hung until near-death, and then emasculated and disemboweled before being decapitated and cut into quarters. The most intricately sadistic form of torture, however, originated with the Greek tyrant Phalaris. (...)

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2014 Dec 28 03:16
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Always make me think of the game Amnesia and this thread has reminded me I missed out on a local museum having an exhibition on torture devices.



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