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The Wheel, or the "Breaking Wheel"
Though this device is simplistic and initially appears very mild, the truth is far from such. A popular method was simply strapping the victim's appendages to respective posts and have them hang at unusual angles. Sometimes fire was set below the wheel for added pain, or the wheel might be made to swing, putting tremendous stress on the hanging victims. This method is often likened to Jesus Christ's crucifixion in terms of brutality.

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