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Syria: Sennacherib’s palace uncovered

The ancient palace of the Assyrian King Sennacherib, who is mentioned in the Bible, has been uncovered after Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed the tomb of the prophet Jonah, which was on top of the palace.

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Image of King Sennacherib

As IS is pushed out of areas in Iraq and Syria that they have controlled since 2014, archaeologists are being given the chance to study new discoveries. It is thought that IS has ransacked various ancient tombs and landmarks to collect valuables to sell on the black market to fund their operation.