National Geographic : 1930 Jan
A PROPHET'S TOMB AND A MOSLEM SHRINE The mound of Nebi Yunus, at Nineveh, is the legendary burial place of Jonah, who thundered at the wickedness of the great Assyrian capital. Up to the present native fanaticism has made excavation impossible here. FLOOD CONTROL ONTHE TIGRIS The land between the twogreat rivers ofMesopotamia hasoften been submerged, so the experiences oftheages callforprecautions to-day. Reed mats are beingused toreenforce thebanks.