According to R' Menachem Hachevroni, a Rishon that lived during the 13th century, Reb Shimon ben Yochai is buried in Kfar Chananya, which is 15km south of Meron.
Reb Binyomen of Toledo mentions being in Meron at the Kever of Hillel and Shammai, but there is no mention that Reb Shimon ben Yochai was also buried there. There is no doubt that if Reb Shimon was buried in Meron, R' Binyomin would have mentioned that.
And according to the Chida, there is absolutely no mekor that Reb Shimon ben Yochai was niftar on Lag Beomer.
The first to mention the Yurzeit of Reb Shimon ben Yochai on Lag Be'omer is in the Sefer "Chemdas Ha'yamim, that some have accused of being from the Shabtzei Tzvi cult.
According to the Yavetz, R' Yaakov Me'Emdim, R' Shimon ben Yochai never wrote the Zohar HaKodosh, it was R' Moshe d'Leon!
Time to give credit where credit is due!
According to the Gemorrah Yevamos (62)12,000 pairs of the students of Rebbe Akivah died.
The Midrash, however states that only 300 talmidim died...... go figure!
That Gemmorah states that all the talmidim died of a disease called "Askera."
Rav Henkin and others say that "Askera" is a code word for getting killed by the Romans....
Were they in fact serving in the army??????