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.

Machines of Malice - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-09-23

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