Skip to comments.The 2,300-year-old torture chamber: Ancient dungeon [SNIP] in Turkey
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 prisoners relatives.
The hangmen were also known to have sold the dead bodies back to the families for a price.
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Sounds like a long hot summer weekend in Chicago.
Forerunners of the R.O.P.
Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan in the 1930’s pulp magazines, was right.
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!!!
...............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!
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......
OK....I fixed the title.
I didn't catch that part.
Could you repeat it? Several times?
This was pre-Muzzies.
Not everyone who lives—or lived—in that area is a muslim.
Unlike yourself, I’ve been there and know this to be true.
I know, I know - it was unkind, but I just couldn’t resist.....
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.
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.......
I had an office chair that morphed into something like that once.
Turk muslims are far more beastly than pagan Bythinians.
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!!!!
3.5 million genocide victims don’t upset you. That’s just between 1915-1923. Google it dummy.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Makes sense. Shareholders sharing a history.