Medieval devices for torture at Kalemegdan
Under the slogan “Scary, but harmless,” after a great success across Europe, for the first time this unusual exhibition is being hosted in Serbia and will be presented with more than 60 devices with illustrations and descriptions
BELGRADE – A unique exhibition of medieval devices for torture will be opened in the Kazamati Military Museum on the Belgrade Fortress.
Under the slogan “Scary, but harmless,” after a great success across Europe, for the first time this unusual exhibition is being hosted in Serbia and will feature more than 60 devices with illustrations and descriptions.
Visitors will be able to see and describe the methods of torture, which have been punished in the medieval history by criminals, was announced from the Belgrade Fortress.
The instruments to be exposed are replicas of medieval devices for torture in natural size, from private collections of European collectors and historians.
Already from the 1st century AD there are first records of this terrible invention, and it was mostly used in the early 15th century throughout Europe. It is one of the most cruel and most frequently used devices for torture and was present in all the tortures in Europe. Different shapes and syllables, besides the pain from the spikes that stabbed in the victim’s body, on it, the muscles were crushed by tearing and stretching.
The exhibition resembles one of the darkest chapters in human history and examines the horror that one person can inflict on another “in the name of justice”.
These devices were widely used during judicial coercion and punishment in the 16th and 17th centuries, and in some cases, similar devices were still in use in the 20th century.
The exhibition “Medieval Torture” aims to illustrate the phenomenon of torture in an objective way as a problem that existed and still exists in our civilization.