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8:10pm February 5, 2014

Random objects in TB

I don’t think many people notice the torture device next to Louis in the rape of Antonia in S4E6. The device that looks like a big cage is called a gibbet and was used for executing criminals, especially traitors. Until the late 17th century, people were put in these cages alive and left to die of thirst. Later on, the already dead criminals were placed in the cage as a warning example to deter others from becoming criminal and left until the body decomposed from exposure to the elements. 

Picture of gibbet from wiki.

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