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Chronology of the Ancient Near East[edit]

There was some discussion that the Chronology of the ancient Near East needed to be returned to its planned purpose as dealing with the short vs long etc controversies of ANE chronology and splitting of the dynasty ruler stuff to some sort of timeline article. Can we come to some sort of resolution/decision on the future of the article so I can continue to work on it?

I'm fine with whatever but the uncertainty makes it difficult to know how to proceed. As I understand it the choices are

  • Leave things the way they are
  • Rename Chronology of the Ancient Near East to, say, Timeline of the

Ancient Near East and revert the CANE to what is was before I started working on it and start from there

  • Split off part of CANE into a new article, say Timeline of the ANE

and leave part in the old article.

  • Something Else

Am going to drop this note is several places, including my talk page Ploversegg (talk) 18:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)ploversegg

Unknown ruler of Persia[edit]

The article Unknown ruler of Persia about a king of Parthia circa 80 BCE has been tagged for expert attention. If you are familar with the topic, your help would be appreciated. --Eastmain (talk) 23:51, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Change of Name[edit]

Near East seems to be a Eurocentric title. In keeping with Wikipedia's policy of neutral names, It would be better to use the term West Asia rather than terms like near-east, middle-east etc, since we use terms like South Asia, East Asia etc.

So Ancient Near East Portal should be renamed to Ancient West Asia Portal ­ Kris (talk) 11:51, 15 May 2010 (UTC)



I tried to expand the Kuzi-Teshub article. By such reason, I wanted to ask is this article has to stay as a stub. It is longer than before, but left short indeed. There is not so much known about Kuzi-Teshub.--Tarchunes (talk) 17:43, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Following the indications for removing a stub tag on the stub information page I decided to do so. Just see my question from before as insubstantial.--Tarchunes (talk) 14:49, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Selected article's picture rendering[edit]

It shows Image:|140x170px|left|Relief from the palace of Ashurnasilpal II in Nimrud instead of a picture. This should be corrected. --Zvizdanche (talk) 09:38, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Also posted to Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Portal:Ancient Near East poor rendering of pictures on the main page where I wrote: All of Portal:Ancient Near East/Selected article, Portal:Ancient Near East/Selected picture, Portal:Ancient Near East/DYK and Portal:Ancient Near East/Selected biography are missing one or more images. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:22, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
@Zvizdanche: I fixed the "Selected biography" one like this. A similar fix can be applied to each of the others. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:42, 21 April 2015 (UTC)