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The 2,300-year-old torture chamber: Ancient dungeon [SNIP] in Turkey
Daily Mail ^ | 22 January | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON

Posted on 01/22/2014 7:32:37 PM PST by Fractal Trader

For more than two centuries, a dark and sinister secret has laid buried deep within the walls of the ancient Bithynian kingdom.

Archaeologists excavating the 2,300-year-old remains of the region in modern-day Bursa, Turkey have uncovered a series of dungeons and tunnels that would have been used to lead prisoners to their death.

Inside these dungeons, the researchers also found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood. Archaeologists excavating city walls of the 2,300-year-old region of Bithynia in modern-day Bursa, Turkey, have uncovered a series of dungeons and tunnels. Stock image of Bursa walls pictured. Inside these dungeons, the researchers found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood

Archaeologists excavating city walls of the 2,300-year-old region of Bithynia in modern-day Bursa, Turkey, have uncovered a series of dungeons and tunnels. Stock image of Bursa walls pictured. Inside these dungeons, the researchers found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood

Bithynia was an ancient kingdom and Roman province in the northwest of Asia Minor between 297 and 274BC. The dungeons were found during restoration of the Zindan Kapi part of the wall, in the Alacahirka region of modern-day Bursa.

These dungeons were connected to towers where prisoners would have been kept.

Hangmen of the time, who were deaf and mute, would have cut off the heads of the prisoners and thrown them into the well, while remaining body parts were given to the prisoner’s relatives.

The hangmen were also known to have sold the dead bodies back to the families for a price.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bithynia; bursa; godsgravesglyphs; romanempire; turkey
Hangmen of the time, who were deaf and mute, would have cut off the heads of the prisoners and thrown them into the well, while remaining body parts were given to the prisoner’s relatives.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 7:32:37 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:32:57 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

Sounds like a long hot summer weekend in Chicago.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:38:11 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: Fractal Trader

Forerunners of the R.O.P.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:42:48 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Fractal Trader

Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan in the 1930’s pulp magazines, was right.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 8:07:38 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Fractal Trader

To me, it’s amazing that all of these civilization artifacts of a few thousand years are buried under so much dirt, rocks, and rubble, only to be located a few thousand years later.

Has global warming piled so much rubble over our history???

This doesn’t sound like a real nice place.

I think that I will take waterboarding torture!!!


6 posted on 01/22/2014 8:29:11 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Fractal Trader

...............The hangmen were also known to have sold the dead bodies back to the families for a price..............

” Okk, Mohammad, would you like a thigh or the leg, rare or well done??

Raziaish, how about a nice left arm??

Muzmat, I know that you’re an ass man, the left cheek is more well done!


7 posted on 01/22/2014 8:36:40 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Fractal Trader

If I understand this story correctly, the researchers also found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood......


8 posted on 01/22/2014 8:50:00 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Fractal Trader
The 2,300-year-old torture chamber: Ancient dungeon [SNIP] in Turkey (no pun intended)

OK....I fixed the title.

9 posted on 01/22/2014 8:51:22 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Fractal Trader
"For more than two centuries, a dark and sinister secret has laid buried deep within the walls of the ancient Bithynian kingdom."

They should try excavating beneath the White House.
10 posted on 01/22/2014 9:36:49 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Intolerant in NJ
If I understand this story correctly, the researchers also found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood......

Really?

I didn't catch that part.

Could you repeat it? Several times?

11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:06:54 AM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Fractal Trader; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Fractal Trader.

12 posted on 01/23/2014 5:57:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Noob1999

This was pre-Muzzies.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 6:43:56 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Noob1999

Not everyone who lives—or lived—in that area is a muslim.

Unlike yourself, I’ve been there and know this to be true.

Tard.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:33 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Washi

I know, I know - it was unkind, but I just couldn’t resist.....


15 posted on 01/23/2014 8:44:13 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

And, Guys?

They found torture chambers, death pits and even a well covered in what appears to be blood, too.

In case you missed that part ..... about the chambers, pits, well and blood.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 10:58:34 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SunkenCiv; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Vendome; Salamander

Notably absent from this discovery were the remains of any comfy chairs, soft cushions (with the stuffing all up one end) or any Cardinal’s robes.

Not that anyone expected.......


17 posted on 01/23/2014 11:03:31 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

18 posted on 01/24/2014 1:37:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: shibumi

;’)


19 posted on 01/24/2014 3:11:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: JoeProBono

I had an office chair that morphed into something like that once.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 6:16:50 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: warchild9

Turk muslims are far more beastly than pagan Bythinians.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 7:06:11 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121

You’ve seriously got to get from behind your screen and meet some real people...in Turkey. I’ve been there. They’re pretty much the same as everyone, everywhere.

Bigotry = ignorance = more ignorance

/BTW: homegrown beer in Turkey absolutely sucks
//you wouldn’t know that, since your knowledge of the world is limited to fantasy
///I’ve walked on the ruins of Troy. Travel accompanies a college degree and an adult job.
////You probably possess detailed knowledge of SPORTS!!!!


22 posted on 01/25/2014 7:27:24 PM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

3.5 million genocide victims don’t upset you. That’s just between 1915-1923. Google it dummy.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 4:24:16 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121

People alive today didn’t commit the Armenian genocide any more than I am responsible for the slavery of blacks in the ante bellum South.

Twit.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 4:48:08 PM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

Totally different situation. Collectively the Turkish parastate is indeed responsible. It exists and continues to deny its sordid past. A past that infects its present btw. The Confederacy was defeated and no longer exists. There is a case to be made for descendants of slaves seeking reparations from those individuals whose ancestors enslaved them...and who engaged in human trafficking.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 5:00:06 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121

I’ve spent time with Turks and am the descendent of slaveholders.

We’re all just people, regardless of what frightened bigots need to believe.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 5:04:48 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Washi

LOL!!!!


27 posted on 01/26/2014 5:07:17 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: warchild9

Yes. Makes sense. Shareholders sharing a history.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 5:40:49 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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