The excavation to evaluate the anomaly detected by the ground penetrating radar (GPR) in the Ravne Labyrinth

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Unfortunately during this period, the brave volunteers inside the Ravne tunnels are struggling with this excavation. The excavation is being hampered by a constant flow of water from an underground source, which was diverted to the surface some time ago to maintain a constant supply to the fountain near the tunnel entrance.

Thanks to the excellent skills of documentary film maker, Richard Hoyle, who is involved in the excavation, we have some idea of the difficulties the whole team face.

 

 Fig. 1 - Some volunteers at work  including Justin F. Kerby (centre) and Rókus Ármin (on the left with the white helmet) our Hungarian collaborator (Photo R.Hoyle)

 

After digging a surface canal to pass over the assumed tomb (or other structure), the volunteers are trying to place a new tube that will not hinder the excavation. They are trying to expose one side of the structure within which they could then use optics fibers to explore the interior.

 

 Fig. 2 - The work to move the drain tube continues in the mud. Justin F. Kerby and Rókus Ármin (Photo R.Hoyle)

 

The drain tube, which at this point would pass over the grave for 50 cm, would prevent water damage to the artifact.

The archaeologist Acconci who heads the excavation, is anxious that water could penetrate inside the structure and ruin its contents.

 

  Fig.3  - Justin F. Kerby and Rókus Ármin at work. They are part of the team that is working to bring to light the structure located under floor level in the Ravne tunnels, they are working under the direct supervision of SBRG and  Foundation archaeologist, S.Acconci (Photo R. Hoyle)

 

So far, the very compact clay soil has protected the so-called "anomaly" from the filtration of liquids and it still does. It is very important to work in a dry environment in order to perform a proper stratigraphy that allows a dating of the structure.

If the “anomaly” turned out to be a tomb, it would be relatively easy to date the human remains found inside. If it was something else, then the stratigraphy becomes critical to understand how long the structure has been present inside the tunnels.

Paolo Debertolis - July 29, 2011