Criminals could be locked up in a wooden box in Mongolia
Some countries do things different, and Mongolia is definitely one of them. This photo from 1913, taken by French photographer Albert Kahn shows a woman who was condemned to a slow and painful death by starvation. She was placed inside a wooden crate and deposited the desert.
To make matters worse (if that’s possible) the bowls on the ground were filled with water and when they were empty the prisoner could beg for food and more water if they wanted, but it would really just be prolonging death.
Kahn claimed that the woman was condemned to death for adultery, but researchers doubt the authenticity of his claim.