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It's #GoodFriday, commemorating the #crucifixion of #Jesus which, according Christian tradition, took place in 1st ct. AD Judea (then a #Roman province).

While there are historic sources about this punishment method, archaeological evidence is scarce.

Some #EasterArchaeology:
(Content warning: Images of human remains and some possibly rather explicit details of death and torture.)
#Crucifixion as punishment is predating Roman times and goes back as far as to the Phoenicians, Assyrians, and Persians.

In ancient Rome it was mostly imposed on slaves or exercised as political punishment e.g. for insurrectionist - but usually not against Roman citizens.
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Poco se habla del retablo de la Capilla Mayor de la Catedral de #Sevilla, para ser una joya absoluta de la escultura gótica universal.

Veamos algunas claves ⤵️ #HilodeArte Image
Fue diseñado por el flamenco Pyeter #Dancart en 1482, y tardó 82 años en ser finalizado.

¿82 años para hacer un retablo?

82 años para crear una obra maestra de la #escultura del #gótico policromado de casi 28 metros de altura y 20 de ancho
El de #Sevilla es, de hecho, el retablo más grande de la cristiandad. Image
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