Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion

Fascinating post by Kristina Killgrove over at Osteons, with bonus clip from Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Besides perfecting the dark art of crucifixion over a 600 year period (it was banned by the Emperor Constantine in 337 CE to exalt the Christian symbol), what did the Romans ever do for us:

Except for the aqueduct, sanitation, irrigation, roads, education, baths, safety, order, health, and peace, nothing. The Cross goes without saying.

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