History’s Most Terrifying Ways of Punishing People

Blinding With Light

24. Blinding With Light

Blinding has been used as a form of punishment and revenge before the common era. It has made many appearances in Ancient mythological and religious literature as a form of divine punishment and an act of vengeance.

In some scenarios, it can be used as a torturing device during interrogations, but ultimately, it results in the complete or close to complete loss of vision.

In many ancient societies, like the Byzantine Empire, blinding was achieved by gouging out the victim’s eyes with a hot poker, or by pouring a boiling substance, such as vinegar, on their eyes.

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