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English: Lisbon in the aftermath of the 1755 earthquake, showing persons being hanged in the presence of priests and military officials. One priest is holding a crucifix, one possibly a prayer book, so they could be giving last rites to the persons being hanged (General crime and mayhem occurs nearby).

In his ?The Lisbon Earthquake in 1755: The First Modern Disaster,? University of Delaware Disaster Research Centre, Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice, 2003, Russell R. Dynes states:  ?Security became an issue. It is reported that gallows were set up in several parts of the city as a warning against looting. It was also noted that at least 34 were executed for looting?." Others executed were murderers and arsonists.

This is a close-up from The Ruins of Lisbon, a 1755 German engraving. Courtesy of the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE), University of California, Berkeley, with permission permitted under the terms of non-profit sharing agreement (Jan Kozak collection). Original in: Museu da Cidade, Lisbon.
Date 2005-02-19 (original upload date)
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Author Original uploader was Sandover at en.wikipedia
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