En cualquier caso, el proceso desembocaba en muerte cuando, estando bien hinchado de agua el condenado, los torturadores le pegaban y lo aplastaban, llegando a un punto en que le hacían literalmente estallar el estómago…

Este método fue ideado por la Inquisición Protestante, y con él se cree que ejecutaron a Santa Margaret Clitherow, una de los 40 Mártires de Inglaterra y Gales.

Sinkholes may capture surface drainage from running or standing water, but may also form in high and dry places in specific locations.

Sinkholes that capture drainage can hold it in large limestone caves.

Occasionally a sinkhole may exhibit a visible opening into a cave below.

In the case of exceptionally large sinkholes, such as the Minyé sinkhole in Papua New Guinea or Cedar Sink at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, an underground stream or river may be visible across its bottom flowing from one side to the other.

Tjaru was first discovered in 2003, but until now, the excavation only uncovered the New Kingdom military fort and silos. Egyptian historian Manetho–whose semi-accurate histories stand out as valuable resources for cataloging Egyptian kingship–wrote of the Hyksos’ violent entry into Egypt from the north, and the founding of their monumental capital at Avaris, a city associated with the famous excavations at Tell ed-Dab’a.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is made of seven emirates.

These caves may drain into tributaries of larger rivers.

or gradual removal of slightly soluble bedrock (such as limestone) by percolating water, the collapse of a cave roof, or a lowering of the water table.

The site showed evidence of burned buildings, as well as massive New Kingdom grain silos that would have been able to feed a large number of Egyptian troops.