Talk:Dura-Europos

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Modifications 090218[edit]

I've just been expanding the article, adding amongst other things a chronology table anchored to the right. This has caused any images placed to the right to be pushed down under it and I've been forced to put them on the left of the page, as there doesn't seem to be any alternative besides omitting them. It's not an optimal solution, but functions except for the first image, which still seems out of place. Any better solution would be appreciated. -- spincontrol 12:26, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Just found a way to present the first image on the right of the text, using a table to hold the image to the right, but lefy of the chronology table. -- spincontrol 15:21, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The chronology table isn't formatted particularly well, but I don't know how to do away with some of the vertical padding to shorten it. -- spincontrol 12:26, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Converted image to floating-image table[edit]

8-April-2009: I have converted the top text, which uses an auto-thumbnail image, to use a floating-image table of auto-width. The typical Image-spec parameter "thumb|" (although auto-thumnailing to user-preference width) forces a wide left-margin that squeezes the top text, so the parameter "center|" is added to supress the left-margin padding. The new floating-image table is as follows:

{| style="float:right; margin-left:0.2em;"
|- style="font-size:87%"
| valign="top" |[[Image:DuraEuropos-TempleOfBel.jpg|thumb<!--
  -->|center|The Temple of [[Bel (mythology)|Bel]].]]
|}

That floating-image table floats a typical image-box, but allows adjusting the left-hand margin of the image. -Wikid77 (talk) 22:44, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

resources[edit]

Dura-Europos, a Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires b By John Noble Wilford, published NYT December 19, 2011 "... life for more than 500 years, starting at the outset of the third century B.C. in what is now Syria ..."

97.87.29.188 (talk) 00:56, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Illegal excavations/looting[edit]

There's a report that the site is being looted by merchant excavators from nearby countries under the supervision of the FSA according this article. Albeit, it's from what appears to be a pretty pro-government source, it should be looked into more. I found the report at the Syria Comment blog by Joshua Landis. --Al Ameer son (talk) 06:41, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

All too plausible, whatever the source. I imagine hundreds of sites are suffering from this, given the anarchic conditions. Johnbod (talk) 12:40, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

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