Learn the history of mankind's death devices -- from their invention and purpose, to why the most devious devices are often at the pinnacle of design - as execution, torture and technology come together in the most frightening ways.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Machines of Malice - Apega of Nabis - Netflix
The Apega of Nabis, also known as the blood gang, was described by Polybius as an ancient torture device similar to the iron maiden. It was invented by Nabis, a king who ruled Sparta as a tyrant from 207 to 192 BC.
Machines of Malice - Literary - Netflix
In The Three Imposters by Arthur Machen,1890,one chapter The Decorative Imagination involves the accidental death of a Mr.Mathias in his iron maiden(an Iron Arpega,judging by the description).Most editions omitted this episode.
Machines of Malice - References - Netflix