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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Torture in the Palace

The Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) is located in San Marco, Venice, Italy. Construction on the present-day building began around 1340. The palace was the Doge’s home, a political institution for the Republic of Venice, and a prison. Prisoners were brought into the interrogation room, a torture chamber, late at night. A prisoner stood on a pedestal in the center of the room. The only light source is a circular window near the ceiling, which casts moonlight down on the stool. Government officials sat in blackness and ruthlessly interrogated the prisoners. Prisoners had their hands tied behind their back with a rope attached to a pulley system. Prisoners would have limbs relentlessly yanked and be hung from their hands until the interrogators were happy with their answers. This is a photograph of where the prisoner stood for torturing.

TAGS: History, Italy

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2019
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2019, 4:57 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO6400
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PHOTO LOCATION Venice, Italy