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Diverse torture instruments

Various neo-medieval torture instruments. An iron maiden stands at the right.

The Iron Maiden is a torture machine invented in the eighteenth century and erroneously considered medieval, due to a story told by Johann Philipp Siebenkees who claimed it had been used for the first time in 1515 to Nuremberg. There is no evidence that these machines were invented in the Middle Ages or used for purposes of torture, despite their massive presence in mass culture. In the eighteenth century, however, were assembled from several artifacts found in museums, creating spectacular objects to be exhibited for commercial purposes.

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