Friday, October 29, 2010

The Torture Museum

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Image of The Torture Museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past

The Torture Museum in Amsterdam reveals the dark history of a time when justice was meted out by sticks and spikes. It is composed of a few darkly lit corridors and prints displaying tortures throughout the past. These prints are explained in a variety of languages for all types of visitors.

Aside from the fitting aura of small, dark spaces and the historical prints, there are several old torture instruments. A mask and a heretic fork depict the punishment for gossipers and those accused for muttering heresy. The museum also sports the tools for the worst of criminals, including a hanging cage for those who were to be made an example of and an inquisition chair for a more interactive torment.

Read more about The Torture Museum on Atlas Obscura...

Category: Unique Collections, Crime and Punishment
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Edited by: michelle, Dylan, ack sed, Nicholas Jackson


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