The act of placing a person on a wooden cross as a means of execution. The person would usually be tied to the cross, but sometimes if the Romans considered the person a really bad criminal they would nail the person to the cross. The person would linger for a time before dying from shock and exposure.
Crucifixion was practiced by the Romans as well as other cultures. It is considered one of the most brutal and painful ways to carry out an execution.
The execution of Jesus Christ
The execution of Spartacus and his fellow rebels after an uprising.
February 21, 2005