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Think modern laws are harsh? These forms of punishment from olden times will make you reconsider.
Izismile has compiled a list of medieval torture methods that are bound to make anyone think twice about committing crime.
They include water dungeons, live burials, whipping and even 'dog rape', though not all are verified to have actually existed.
These inhumane and cruel punishments make death seem like an easier and less painful alternative.
Find out more in the gallery.