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Step Away, I Repeat Step Away From the Archaeology!

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Five years after warnings that the war in Iraq would damage some of the world’s most important archaeological finds, the Guardian reports that the Americans have come up with a sure-fire way of protecting the monuments. The most powerful military in the world has issued another set of playing cards, with such exhortations as

“Drive around, not over, archaeological sites” (Five of Clubs)

Good work guys. That will do the trick. The article is heartbreaking, and the links to previous articles on the subject are just as bad.

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