7 Cruelest Punishments of the Ancient World

Torture Chair

Torture Chair. Source: Wikimedia

Chair of Torture

“Game of Thrones” fans would probably recognize this one – although The Iron Throne is a bit different, it was inspired by the Chair of Torture (also known as the Judas Chair). Layered with about a thousand sharp spikes the chair in question had tight straps attached in order to restrain the poor victim. As if that wasn’t gruesome enough, the chair was also used to scare people into confessing to their crimes while they watched other people be tortured on the chair. The practice was also in place until the 19th century.

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