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Scaphism

Scaphism

Scaphism, also known as the boats, was an ancient Persian method of execution designed to inflict torturous death that was described by the Persians' archenemies, the Greeks. The name comes from the Greek σκάφη, skáphe, meaning "anything scooped out". The intended victim was stripped naked and then firmly fastened within the interior space of two narrow rowing boats joined together one on top of the other with the head, hands and feet protrudi...

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