Richard Nowitz

Two-chambered Garden Tomb. Stepping down from the entrance threshold to the northern room of the tomb, the visitor can see the adjoining southern room through a protective iron screen. In the Second Temple period, two chambered burial caves were usually hewn according to a different plan: the second chamber was cut behind the first, not next to it, as is the case with the Garden Tomb. During the First Temple period, many two chambered tombs had the rooms one beside the other.