15 Ancient Torture Methods Which Were Scary Af


10. Coffin Torture.

This is the most loathing torture method used in the ancient times. The victim was placed inside a metal cage roughly the size of the victim. The torturers forced especially the over sized victims in smaller cages to increase their discomfort, and then they were hung from trees or gallows. The victim was left their until the crows fed on their remains.

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11. The Rack.

The rack,  was one of the most gruesome tortures of the medieval age. It consisted of a wooden frame, slightly raised from the ground, with a roller at one or both ends. The victim’s ankles are fastened to one roller and the wrists are chained to the other. The victim was then stretched too far on the rack until the popping sound of the cartilage and ligaments were heard. Usually, the victim’s shoulders and hips would be separated and their elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles would be dislocated.

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12. Iron Maiden.

This torture device consisted of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and spike-covered interior, sufficient enough to enclose a human being. Once inside its conical frame, the victim would be unable to move due to the great number of steel spikes impaling them from every direction. The interrogator would scream questions at the victim while poking them with jagged edges.

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