So sorry, Groupuscule, when I tried to transfer my "history" section I chickened out. I have never before deleted such masses of information that some editor has so laboriously entered, having limited myself so far to lots of copy editing of existing text, translating of German Wiki articles for the English edition, and a few new entries. This is something quite different.
I am really sorry to disappoint your justified expectations; my feeble excuse is that I didn't realize that this would happen. You are most welcome to take what you want from the draft in my Sandbox, if you have any use for it that would further the cause.--Remotelysensed (talk) 09:14, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
- There is no need to be sorry, you are doing exactly what you think is appropriate, and no one here is your boss! Also I get the same feeling as you when dealing with big amounts of text. I will look into using the material from your sandbox to improve the article.
- By the way, did you ever check out the Pergamon Museum in Berlin? I heard they have some interesting artifacts from Babylon . Happy June, ~ groupuscule (talk) 10:48, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks for your understanding, I'm sorry for the delay in answering (I have a number of urgent translation and editing jobs to deal with these days).
- As to your question, I am often at the Pergamon Museum, despite the current confusion caused by renovation, reorganization, and all the closed galleries, which will go on for ages yet. It was fun to translate the "Pergamon Altar" article for the Wiki English version, which involved a few enlightening trips to the museum to "have a look" in order to check one or the other item. For sure, the entire Ancient Near East section is fascinating, Babylon's impressive Istar Gate and ceremonial approach being one of the highlights. I recently took a little course on the Hittites -- about which I knew next to nothing -- and that opened up the mysteries in an otherwise ignored part of the Pergamon Museum for me. It's great to be retired and have time for such things!