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Shock During Crucifixion

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There isn't really such a thing as a 'threshold of pain', but the victim would probably go into shock sure enough. If the shock didn't kill the victim, then it could take a couple of days to die.


Death was usually by asphyxiation as hanging by the arms (nailed or tied) restricts breathing. As an act of mercy (or just to shorten the waiting around), the crucifiers would often use hammers to break the shins of the crucified to stop them supporting their weight with their feet. This would lead to death in hours instead of days.


The 'Nazarine' wasn't the only one to be crucified. The Romans crucified hundreds of thousands.

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