Pentagon issues playing card focusing on Archaeology





The Pentagon is distributing new playing cards to troops, but this time they don't depict Iraq's most wanted.

The playing cards show pictures of Iraq and Afghanistan's cultural and archaeological sites, along with tips and entreaties to American troops on protecting the sites. The five of clubs, for instance, suggests they drive around rather than over archeological sites; the two of hearts shows the ancient ruins of Samara with the inscription: "99 percent of mankind's history can only be understood through archaeology."



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