Monday, October 26, 2009

The Virgin of Nuremberg

The name of this torture instrument originated from a prototype that was constructed in the town of Nuremburg. The sarcophagus was fitted with spikes on the inside that pierced different parts of the body but never transfixed vital organs in order to keep the victim alive, hanging upright. This torture chamber was so thick that no squeal could be heard unless the door was open.

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