Roman tomb from a sand quarry in Omal

At the end of June 1862, workers who were extracting sand from a small quarry in Omal (Geer, Liège) accidentally discovered the funeral furniture of a rich Gallo-Roman grave one or two metres beneath the ground. It was located near the ancient Roman Bavay-Tongeren road. The tomb, which was about 100 metres south of the four aligned Omal tombs (Fig. 1), was approximately north-south oriented, like the previous examples. It may originally have been covered with a mound, putting one in mind of a bulge in the ground.