Opening the Tomb
Finally we were given the green light to open the slab and examine the tomb. At least 5 skulls were found, and many bones. While some believe this could be Roman, the evidence of not having the bodies cremated, points to either very late Roman, or Byzantine. A few bracelets and rings were found, and now we must begin the task of deciding how to remove the remains in a way that is respectful of the people that were placed here over 1500 years ago. Who were these people, what was the mood like when they were placed in this tomb?