The Worst Punishment Imaginable

An execution method so brutal it has captured the imagination for thousands of years

Scaphism required two things: boats and heat

TThe day is hot and muggy and everyone in attendance is sweating but the perspiration is not from the heat so much as it is from the anticipation of what they are about to witness. The scene is unfolding at the edge of a bog, a mucky patch of still water that stinks when…

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