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Crucifixion in antiquity was a gruesome execution, not really understood until a skeletal discovery in the 1980s that gave new insight into the history of crucifixion. Photo: Courtesy Israel Exploration Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1 (1985)

This is a story from Biblical Archeology Review about the Roman practice of crucifixion. It's a bit different than what we generally think it was. As terrible as we view it, it was far worse.

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Roman Crucifixion

Roman crucifixion was one of the most painful and disgraceful methods of punishment. It was used to exert authority and control over the population.

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Roman Crucifixion

Roman Crucifixion - Definition and Meaning of Roman Crucifixion. First they whip you with a whip with metal hooks, most prisoners died from the whipping and did not reach crucifixion. Internal organs often spilled out and ribs from the rib cage pulled out. Jesus did not survive his crucifixion. Jesus Christ died.

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MORE PRoof- RELIGION is what crucified Christ....EYES OPEN> THAT SAME DEMONIC SPIRIT IS OPERATING AT AN ALL TIME HIGH THESE LATTER DAYS*

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Basilica Saint Sernin, in Toulouse, France (my hometown) Roman Catholic. Year consecrated:1180 - As well as Saint Saturnin, Saint Honoratus is also buried here.The crypt contains the relics of many other saints. It is said to include a thorn that used to belong to the "Crown of Thorns" Jesus wore during his crucifixion. The Basilica of St. Sernin was designated in 1998 a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.

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