A Painful Way to Go!
No matter what religion you follow or don’t follow, most people are familiar with the image of a crucifixion based on the Catholic Church’s depiction of Jesus Christ’s “passion”. However, most do not know the mechanics of how this cruel form of execution actually killed a person.
Crucifying a person was a brought to the world via the early Persians and brought over to the west when the Romans adopted it (and elevated its cruelty factor) to execute the worst of the worst. In fact, the Romans appear to be aware of how horrible this means of execution was that they did not use this technique on Roman citizens and saved it for slaves and foreigners.
Here are 10 agonizingly painful facts to know just in case you are condemned to be crucified.