Was the cross a cross? For less than a month ago I reported on Gunnar Samuelsson's thesis, "Crucifixion in Antiquity" including a few glimpses of the examination, an abstract and a summary of some significant points.
Since then, the dissertation has caused quite a stir, at least here in Sweden, and there has been major coverage in the media. The dissertation has recently gone through a a second and even a third printing, which is soon sold out! The person handling orders at the institution is worried about her vaccation, so the author has asked me to instead refer international correspondance to him directly: gunnar[dot]samuelsson[at]telia[dot]com.
The monograph will be sent to Mohr Siebeck with the aim to be published in the WUNT Series.
"Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion"
Update: Chrys Caragounis has written the first review that I have seen. It is not positive. Read it here.