The brutal method of Roman execution by which Jesus was put to death

Crucifixion was a slow, tortuous method of execution employed by the Romans, in which the victim's limbs were tied or nailed to beams from which they were hung, and they were left to agonize (sometimes for several days) until death. Crucifixion was often performed publicly as a show of state power in an effort to intimidate those who did not wish to obey Rome.