Garo Nalbandian

THE STONE WAS ROLLED AWAY. The burial caves from the Herodian period were often closed with a rolling stone to keep people and animals from entering the tomb, but the stone could also be moved aside when the time came for family to enter. This rolling stone from Emmaus-Nicopolis found in front of one of the caves is only partially cut, as if the stone mason had finished work for the day, but then never returned.