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Surviving History: Brazen Bull (2:08)

In this Surviving History video clip learn about the brazen bull. This execution device was created in 560 BC in Greece as a way to publically execute someone. The person is placed inside a metal bull and a fire is lit underneath it.

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    In this Surviving History video clip learn about the brazen bull. This execution device was created in 560 BC in Greece as a way to publically execute someone. The person is placed inside a metal bull and a fire is lit underneath it.

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