Authentic and vivid chronicle of the time
Twilight of Middle Ages. Punishment Devices exhibition opens in Minsk
The collection of 78 items of torture and execution is on display at the Archaeological Museum. The exposition is unique in its items and their origin, since all items are restored by Belarusian Sergey Numatov. Such exhibition is on show in Minsk for the first time.
The residents and guests of the city will be able to see with their own eyes how tricky the human brain was while searching for the cruelest ways of interrogation and execution. The event showcases devices which received gloomy glory due to their uniqueness; ‘Mask for Water Execution’, ‘The Spanish Boot’, ‘The Witch’s Stool’, ‘The Mask of Shame’, ‘Zvezda’ (Star) collar for women and ‘The Cross of the Witch’. The visitors will be able to assess a copy of the authentic axe and massive ‘Iron Maiden’. Moreover, chastity belts for men and women are also on show. There’s also an opportunity to try fetters of prisoners, and a photo zone is equipped.
By Semen Torguev
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