14 Facts About Crucifixion


Crucifixion is a method of capital punishment in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross or beam and left to hang until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation.

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Crucifixion has been used in parts of the world as recently as the twentieth century.

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Crucifixion says that the shape of the letter T was that of the wooden instrument used for crucifying.

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Crucifixion wrote that the condemned would have severe difficulty inhaling, due to hyper-expansion of the chest muscles and lungs.

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Crucifixion was generally performed within Ancient Rome as a means to dissuade others from perpetrating similar crimes, with victims sometimes left on display after death as a warning.

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Crucifixion was intended to provide a death that was particularly slow, painful, gruesome, humiliating, and public, using whatever means were most expedient for that goal.

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Crucifixion was typically carried out by specialized teams, consisting of a commanding centurion and his soldiers.

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Crucifixion involves affixing or impaling the body to a beam or a tree trunk.

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Crucifixion was introduced into Japan during the Sengoku period, after a 350-year period with no capital punishment.

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Crucifixion was used as a punishment for prisoners of war during World War II.

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Crucifixion's legs were found broken, possibly to hasten his death.

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Crucifixion deduced from the form of the scratch, as well as from the intact wrist bones, that a nail had been driven into the forearm at that position.

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Crucifixion is still used as a rare method of execution in Saudi Arabia.

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Crucifixion's captors kept him in the dark, beat him, cut off a piece of his ear, and nailed him to a cross.

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