From ancient civilizations to modern legal systems, Torture and Capital Punishment uncovers the methods, justifications, and controversies surrounding these extreme forms of punishment.
Torture and Capital Punishment
The Brazen Bull, also known as the Bronze Bull, Sicilian Bull, or Bull of Phalaris, is one of the most infamous torture devices used in ancient Greece.
Elephants were often used as a symbol of royal authority and were often employed to torment captives in public executions.
Hundreds of medieval torture devices were conceived and created with the sole purpose of inflicting pain. Today, we are going to review one of those devices known as the Judas Cradle.
The Iron Maiden was a torture device believed to have originated in Germany during the Middle Ages. It was said to have been invented by a German executioner named Johannes Eckhardt.
The thumbscrew, also known as the thumb crusher, stands as a haunting relic of a bygone era, where the quest for power and dominance manifested in unimaginable suffering.
In ancient Mesopotamia, human sacrifice was considered an ordinary practice that was to be followed by its residents.