Inside The Disturbing History Of Flaying, The Centuries-Old Practice Of Skinning People Alive

There have certainly been many embarrassing ways of dying over time, from being killed in a car accident or being burned by a fire, to having limbs ripped off or buried alive. However, none of them can be compared to being skinned or “skinned alive”.

Torture methods were used in many ancient cultures, including the Assyrians and Popolokas, but examples of people being skinned still exist during the Ming Dynasty in China and in 16th-century Europe.

Skinning played an important role in all cultures until the 16th century, when there were several famous works of art showing people being skinned.

In almost all recorded human history, the concept of skinning has apparently haunted people of different cultures and eras—and for good reason.


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