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1. The Rack

Origin: Antiquity

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2. Judas Cradle

Origin: Ancient Rome

3. Brazen Bull

Origin: Ancient Greece

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4. Heretic's Fork

Origin: Medieval Spain

5. Choke Pear

Origin: Unknown (first mention in France)

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6. Rat Torture

Origin: Unknown (possibly Britain)

7. Crucifixion

Origin: Various pre-Roman cultures

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8. Scaphism

Origin: Ancient Persia

9. Saw Torture

Origin: Various part of the the ancient world

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Published on 23 Oct 2015