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Crucifixion in Texts, Art and Archaeology

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The course is dedicated to the punishment of crucifixion in text, images and archaeological findings from the ancient Mediterranean world. The punishment form has a central role in Christianity. In the ecclesiastical world, scientific and popular publications, in art and movies, there is a detailed description of the Golgotha drama.

There is, however, a tension between the level of information in the ancient sources and the detailed knowledge of our time. This discrepancy is the backdrop for a source critical study of textual and pictorial representations, as well as archaeological findings, in the present course.

Prerequisites and selection


Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in a main field of study including a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Also qualified are applicants who have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, a knowledge of languages equivalent to English A/English 5 as well as 15 credits of New Testament Greek is required.