Re: [ANE-2] Crucifixion on the BBC
- Not only were they, or at least some, done with nails, there was a special
type of spike used. It was cast specifically designed for crucifixion with
a knob on the head followed by a larger flange to prevent tearing out.
These could be reused. The only remains found from a crucifixion, that of
one Yehohanon bar Haggol from an ossuary found at Giv'at haMivtar, still had
the nail through the ankle bone, it having bent over in a knot in the wood
of the stipes. I suspect that you may be correct in the case of mass
crucifixions of hundreds of victims where slow hemorrhagic shock may have
been induced by other means. The exactor mortis was the legionnaire in
charge of a 4 man team (quatemio) responsible for conducting crucifixions.
They had it down to an art and would have been supplied with these nails. I
have one and it is a scarey looking thing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Wall" <john_j_wall@...>
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: [ANE-2] Crucifixion on the BBC
> Weren't most crucifixions done with ropes rather than nails ? Metal would
> have been relatively scarce and, hence, valuable.
> All the best,
> John Wall
> Omni oratio nil labor !
> From: ANEemail@example.com [mailto:ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> add the word, physical, direct (physical) evidence which is what I meant,
> my article on www.joezias.com I believe that I mention that, based on lit.
> evidence hundreds of thousands of people were killed as crucifixion was
> on a world wide scale for ca 800 yrs. Yet today there is still one case, a
> problem which I'm addressing this spring which I hope will be out in the
> near future.
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