THE BREAKING WHEEL
The idea here was to tie the victim to a wooden wheel. The wheel would be turned and the torturer would crush and shatter the victim’s limbs and joints with an iron hammer or club. After that the victim was left to die on the wheel. For extra fun the wheel would be put on a pole so birds would fly down and have a meal of the victim’s eyes and other soft parts. 2-3 days was the normal time to death.