A horrible and revolting way to be tortured (and executed). A man or woman is pounded onto a cross with a long nail between their feet, and one through each wrist. This is the fun part compared to what happens next, you eaither die about a couple hours later due to exaustion or your burned under hot coals. When your up on the cross, your body pressure is pushed foward onto your chest as you lean making it extremely hard to breath and after a while your muscles give way and all of your organs and bodily fluids are washed right out of you onto the ground.
Person is usually tied over a wooden beam by a rope, dangling in the air in various positions. Anouther horrible way to die...