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The cleaner's arm disappears into the hole right up to the shoulder, and this opening may really give access to structural remains predating the church built above it. This reinforces and gives some credence to persistent oral reports of a system of tunnels and caves underpinning this sacred space. But this is not just to do with the physical fabric; more important, access is gained to powerful and conflicting spiritual forces. So naturally people are eager to closely inspect the detritus that emerges from it.

The Navel of the Face of the Earth is thoroughly cleaned out.