A hewn niche (c. 1.55 × 1.95 m, height 1.27 m; Figs. 3, 4) containing two cist graves (A, B) was all that survived of the burial cave. Dressed limestone blocks (c. 0.23 × 0.65 × 1.20 m; Fig. 5), some of them broken, were discovered lying on the hillside at the foot of the cave. Apparently, these stones were originally used to cover the cist graves. Human bones were found in the niche and the debris that was removed from the cave; no other artifacts were discovered. Members of the Atra Kadisha organization placed the bones and debris back inside the cist graves and sealed the niche. It seems that thisniche was part of a large rock-hewn burial cave that included several niches together with cist graves. The burial cave is one of many that were documented on the southern and western slopes of Har Havaquq and were part of the extensive cemetery of Huqoq in the Roman and Byzantine periods (Tepper, Der‘in and Tepper 2000:73–78).