Nailed it!

There has always been misconception over where crucifixion nails were placed.

Between the meta-carpal bones, as commonly depicted in art, the weight of a human body would tear through. Between the radius-ulna bones of the arm would certainly hold, but historical text seems clearly to indicate the wrist, and in fact a place called 'the point of despo'
By forcing apart the bones at this point, the wrist would be effectively pinned in position. There is also a major nerve running there, which would cause indescribable pain. It would also pull the thumb across.

Share this Post

bronze skeleton hand crucifixion


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Nailed it!”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *