Todd Bolen/

An intricate maze of chambers and hidden passageways underscores the importance of the individuals interred in this burial complex. Upon entering the tomb, one came into Chamber A, an anteroom around which Chambers B, D, F and H radiated. Chambers B, D and F contained loculi (shown here)—kokhim in Hebrew—long burial niches carved into the walls, usually at least 6 feet deep.