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Check Out This Laser Tag History Lesson In Iraq

Aug 09, 2017 at 3:41 PM ET

In an effort to teach history in Iraqi history, an entrepreneur has designed a laser tag game to serve as a virtual “battlefield.”

Hassan Ali says that he conceived the 13-minute laser tag game to counter fading interest in ancient civilizations. The course, which is open to adults and children, highlights different facets of Iraq’s past, such as cuneiform script, ancient hunting techniques, and historical leaders, like the Babylonian king Hammurabi.

Ali worried that the recent wars were a tragic distraction from the true identity of Iraqi civilization. Now, he hopes the modern game will attract new interest in the county’s rich past.