Talk:Anshan (Persia)

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Dates and numbers in this article[edit]

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Both the BCE/CE era names and the BC/AD era names are acceptable, but be consistent within an article. Normally you should use plain numbers for years in the Common Era, but when events span the start of the Common Era, use AD or CE for the date at the end of the range (note that AD precedes the date and CE follows it). For example, 1 BCAD 1 or 1 BCE1 CE.

It is up to the author(s) of an article to determine the dating system to be used and there must be consistency with each article. In this case, for a non-Christian topic in a non-Christian region of the world, BCE/CE would seem to make the most sense. Sunray 19:37, 2005 May 22 (UTC)

There is no consensus on this topic, and SouthernComfort is not the author of the article. RickK 21:53, May 22, 2005 (UTC)

Consensus applies to articles not the general case. Thus, in this case you are right. Sunray 06:39, 2005 May 23 (UTC)

I have changed the previous spelling of "Tepe Malyan" to "Tappé Malyan". "Tappé", pronounced "Tap-Pé", is a Farsi/Persian word meaning a hill. Usually, but not always, hills that are referred to as "Tap-Pé" are prominent historic sites. This word has entered Turkish, where it is pronounce as "Tepé" and spelled as "Tepe". While writing the name of a site that is in current Turkey as Tepe may be justified, using the same pronounciation and spelling for a site the is in Iran, where locals pronounce it as "Tap-Pé", is a flaw. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.233.70.153 (talk) 15:59, 19 September 2010 (UTC)