Introducing the 5 most horrible tortures in human history: bamboo torture, iron maiden, rat torture, insect torture, copper bull.
1.Chinese torture with bamboo
Probably everyone heard about this painful execution. It is possible, however, that rumors about her are just a myth, since not a single documentary evidence of the use of such torture has survived.
The fact is that bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Some Chinese varieties are capable of germinating a full meter in a day. Therefore, the "instruction" for torture was as follows: bamboo shoots were sharpened with a knife so that sharp stakes were obtained. Then the unfortunate person was hung over a bed of pointed bamboo in a horizontal position (with his back or stomach down). I didn't have to do anything else - the bamboo just grew, piercing the victim's flesh more and more and sprouting in it. The unfortunate man was dying, perhaps, the most extreme and painful death imaginable.
2. Torture by rats
No less terrifying torture was invented by the same ingenious ancient Chinese. It is believed, however, that none other than the leader of the Dutch revolution of the 16th century, Didrik Sonoy, finalized it and made it, apparently, truly nightmarish.
It was done like this: the victim was stripped to the point, laid on the table and tied. Cages with hungry infectious rats were placed on the chest and abdomen of the martyr. The cells had no bottom, that is, the rats were simply on the victim's body, surrounded on all sides by a cage lattice. The top of the cage was filled with hot coals in order to excite the animals. Fleeing from the scorching heat, the rats gnawed passages in the body of the unfortunate in order to get free.
3. Iron maiden
The instrument of this torture is considered a classic of the medieval Inquisition - everyone has probably seen it. Despite, however, the sheer reality of the "iron maiden", many researchers doubt that this terrible weapon was really used for its intended purpose, perhaps it was only a means of intimidating "sinners". This is understandable, because this weapon appeared already at the end of the Catholic Inquisition - at the end of the 18th century.
The Iron Maiden is a metal or wooden sarcophagus with sharp spikes inside. The victim was locked in such a sarcophagus, but she could not die a quick death, since the thorns were not long enough to touch the vital organs, and long enough to simply pierce her body, causing incredible suffering. Some options for the iron maidens provided for thorns at eye level, there is no need to talk about the consequences of this.
4. Insect torture
This torture is also called Skafism. "Skafium" in translation from Greek means "trough". Scythism is believed to have been popular in ancient Persia. The victim was placed in a shallow trough, wrapped in chains so that she could not move. Then they were force-fed with large quantities of honey and milk, from which the martyr began to have diarrhea, very quickly he found himself in a pool of his own feces. For greater reliability, the victim was also coated with honey. In this form, the martyr was allowed to swim in the trough in the swamp. But that would be half the trouble, the fact is that feces, like the smell of honey, attract blood-sucking insects, so the unfortunate person was literally stuck with them in a matter of minutes. Needless to say, he was eaten alive.
5. Copper bull
The instrument of this torture was invented by the ancient Greeks. It was nothing more than a copper statue of a bull, hollow from the inside in order to place a victim in it (through a special door).Then the bull was closed, and a fire was made under its belly - the captive was roasted alive, and through the hole in the bull's mouth, the heartbreaking cries of the unfortunate were heard, resonating in the hollow statue so that they very much resembled a bull's roar. They say that jewelry was later made from the bones of burnt corpses and sold in bazaars.