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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Collection of Most Barbaric Medieval Instruments of Torture

This is a collection of most barbaric medieval instruments of torture that we found in St. Petersburg museum...

Chair of spikes aka "Confession Chair"



This method of interrogation was used in Central Europe. A naked prisoner is seated on the chair in such a position that at the slightest movement pins are stick in his skin. Usually torture lasted for several hours. These chairs have different shapes and sizes, but they were all equipped with spines and immobilization of the victim.

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