Also, a person wearing it couldn't fall asleep. The moment their head dropped with fatigue,
the prongs pierced their throat or chest, causing great pain. This very simple instrument created long periods of sleep deprivation. People were awake for days, which made confessions more likely.
Basically, this one looks tremendously torturous. Can you imagine not being
able to move your head up or down? As simple as it appears, it would become tremendously painful very quickly.
During the era of Ancient Greece, a solid piece of brass was constructed, with a single side door. The individual would be stuffed inside and a fire would be lit underneath. Obviously, the individual inside would get uncomfortable very quickly.
The term "death by sawing" indicates the act of sawing a living person in half. Different methods of death by sawing have been recorded. In cases related to the Roman Emperor Caligula, the sawing is said to be through the middle. In the cases of Morocco, it is stated that the sawing was lengthwise, both from the groin and upwards, and from the skull and downwards. Oh boy, this one doesn't look fun. Being hung upside down is bad enough, but being sawed down the middle?
This one is fairly common and infamous. Still, it is undoubtably painful. Can you imagine not being able to swat away the gnats and bugs?