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Blood-curdling display at Inquisitor’s Palace

By George Cini

If you thought il-bir tas-skieken – the well of knives – at the Inquisitor’s Palace, in Vittoriosa was the worst form of torture it’s time you reviewed your pain threshold. Other forms of corporal punishment that were popular in Europe between the Mediaeval times and the 19th century would make even brave hearts sink.

On July 5, the Inquisitor’s Palace will be featuring over 100 instruments of torture ranging from the “Virgin of Nuremburg”, which looked like a metal sarcophagus full of spikes, to a crucifix, a wooden cross which hid a 30cm dagger. The exhibition, which has been touring the world for the past 20 years, belongs to The Torture Museum of San Gimignano in Siena, Italy, and is being organised by Heritage Malta. It will be on for a year.

The exhibits have been certified by the Italian ministry of culture.

Read the original article at: Times of India

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