You and I might have thought that it was all terribly out of date, consigned to the history books. But no, there is still modern day crucifixion. It is a little different, to be sure, but probably not something that we wish to bring back.
A man in Saudi Arabia was actually crucified today. At noon their time. His crime was to have raped a series of young boys and then leaving the youngest of them, aged only 3, to die in the desert.
For this his sentence was to be beheaded, his body then put up on a cross as a warning to other potential sexual criminals.
Yes, crucifixion still exists.