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Rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in the UK

A man in Roman England, possibly a slave, died brutally when he was crucified in the third or fourth century A.D., according to the archaeologists who found his remains, including a nail hammered through one of his heel bones. 

The man, who died between the ages of 25 and 35, had thinning in his leg bones, indicating that he had been “chained to a wall” for a long time before his crucifixion, said David Ingham, a project manager at Albion Archaeology in England who led the excavation of the remains. “[We] think he was one of [the] local native population.”  

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