Sometimes I just wonder how inventors of the past came up with such animalistic ideas of torturing a human. It is not my place to judge but, isn’t really our right to let such harsh actions take place under our understanding? I know people commit brutal crimes that are unforgivable, but “An eye for an eye”, the point is, I’ll make a terrible judge!
If you think the legal and formal sentences and penalties that criminals have to pay for in this generation is cruel and inhuman, you should see what used to happen decades ago. Just one word, BRUTAL!
The face of law and order has seen the dawn of new era with an evolved system of punishment according to their respective crimes.
#1. The Coffin Trap.
The criminals were often stuffed inside a mini iron coffin, the sizes differed according to how serious the crimes committed were.
#2. The Spanish Donkey.
Prisoners were seated on the sharp wedge and heavyweights were tied to their legs in order to slice down their body through the middle.
#3. Knee Splitter.
It was used in the knees by tightening the screw and the spikes piercing through the leg.
#4. Saw Torture.
The picture defines it all, the victim was hung upside down and a huge saw was used to slice through the middle.
#5. Rat Torture.
A cage is placed in the victim’s abdomen which has rats in it. They heat up the cage making the rats go crazy to escape, clawing and digging through the victim’s flesh.
#6. The Head Crusher.
The head of the criminal will be placed in the machine, where the cap is on top of the head and the screw will lower down popping the eyes out, breaking the jaw and disrupting the whole facial bone structure.
#7. Chinese Water Torture.
Here, the victim was tied to a wooden chair and water was being poured continuously, either hot or cold.
#8. The Rack.
They tie the victim on top of the slab and pull apart the limbs disrupting all the body joints.
#9. Raped By Wild Animals To Death.
Female victims of the Roman Empire were punished by making trained animals to rape them until death.
#10. The Lead Sprinkler.
The sprinkler was mainly filled with molten lead, hot oil or acid and then sprinkled onto the victim’s body.
#11. The Judas Cradle.
Victims were held by ropes and were made to sit on top of the metal pyramid and they slowly lowered the ropes.
#12. The Brazen Bull.
The bull is of metal and hollow inside where they put the felony inside and burn the bull with full heat from below