History’s Most Terrifying Ways of Punishing People

Death By Sawing

20. Death By Sawing

Sawing a person in half was an execution method implemented in many parts of the world, from the Roman Empire to Morocco and medieval Europe.

It is the act of cutting a living person in half, and it occurred either; midsagittal (lengthwise; through the skull downwards or the groin upwards) or transversely (through the middle of the torso).

There are more horrendous styles of the execution like hanging the victim upside down and fastening them to boards and sawing them from the groin downwards.

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