- Aug 2014
Absolutely. All over the world, beheading was considered the most humane and painless way of executing someone - right up to and including the French Revolution. It is still done in Saudi Arabia. I'm not sure why we have an abhorrence of it because it is hardly a cruel way to kill someone. It seems preferable to hanging or electrocution.Beheading is the "least" severe death penalty as far as the Ming Dynasty is concerned.