Its not just that Sauniere discovered a tomb - its about what was going on around that discovery ... was the tomb that important that he went to see the 4 colleagues after his retreat? Are they the same colleagues that visited him at Rennes-le-Chateau when he was back from retreat? Did they go down in to the tomb? We know there was something below the church because Claire Corbu reported going down the steps into the tomb during her childhood. This even means access was possible in the 1940's. Did Noel Corbu go into the crypt?
Where did Sauniere go for his retreat? Why employ a new set of Masons to continue the work?
The first 4 colleagues were the priest of Nevian, who is said to have been related in some way to Sauniere. Gelis of course was the priest at Caustaussa. Carriere was a doctor, who just happened to be a cousin of Abbe Lassere, priest of Alet. He was private doctor to the Count of Chambord. And we know Secret refers to Abbe Guilhem, and Cros is the right hand man of Monseigneur Billard.
We assume the tomb is the tomb related to the crypt under the church and not one in the cemetery as he had been carrying out work in the Church. As Paul Saussez says; everything about this discovery suggests that it was unusual!
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.