The archaeologists who are assessing the damage caused by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists to the tomb of the prophet of Jonah have found a palace which dates back to 600 BC, a media report said. The previously untouched palace buried under the ruins of the Nebi Yunus shrine — containing what Muslims and Christians believe to be the tomb of Jonah — was destroyed by ISIS terrorist in July 2014.
The shrine is located on top of a hill in eastern Mosul, a city in northern Iraq was retaken from ISIS control by Iraqi army forces last month. According to The Telegraph, ISIS terrorists dug tunnels deep under the shrine. These tunnels were not professionally built, leaving them unstable and at risk of collapse within the next few weeks, burying the ancient palace.