Punishment in the afterlife: a mysterious ancient manuscript


Public Domain Review has a gallery of "mysterious fragments of manuscript in the LACMA digital collections" from the 19th century, possibly from Turkestan. "The general theme seems to centre around the fate of sinners in the afterlife, with a number of gruesome punishments depicted, including snakes attached to ears for eavesdropping and and having one's tongue pulled out through the neck for engaging in sexual relations during menstruation or the period after childbirth.