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How ISIS' Plan to Destroy the Shrine of Jonah Backfired

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In 2014, ISIS committed an act of archaeological terrorism in Mosul when it obliterated the shrine of Jonah. Ironically, their vandalism uncovered another ancient shrine - one, arguably more significant.

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The story of Jonah and the Whale is one of the most famous, and most mysterious, tales in the Old Testament. Recent finds by archaeologists in the ruins beneath Jonah's shrine in Iraq make a compelling argument that many of the events and characters in this biblical parable are based on fact. See treasures that date back over 2,500 years and discover a lost world where the prophet Jonah himself may have preached.

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