I am Andrew West in real life.
Articles I have created or significantly expandedEdit
Biographies of modern peopleEdit
Biographies of historical figuresEdit
|Wansong Xingxiu (1166–1246)||Buddhist monk||2015-06-25|
|Frome Hoard||2010-07-08||Did you know that the Frome Hoard was found by a metal detectorist just 35 cm (14 in) below ground in Somerset and contained 52,503 Roman coins (coin pictured)?||8,800 views|
|Shrewsbury Hoard||2010-07-09||Did you know that the first find by amateur metal detectorist Nick Davies was the Shrewsbury Hoard, which contained around 10,000 bronze Roman coins?||2,200 views|
|Bredon Hill Hoard||2011-10-17||Did you know that some of the nominally silver Roman coins from the Bredon Hill Hoard (pictured) only have a 1% silver content?||10,300 views|
|Grouville Hoard||2012-06-27||Did you know that that a huge hoard of Iron Age and Roman coins was found in Jersey in June 2012 after two metal detectorists spent a few hours a year for 30 years searching for a suspected hoard?||10,890 views|
|Middleham Hoard||2014-02-06||Article started by PatHadley and Johnbod
Did you know that the Middleham Hoard from Yorkshire included seven Spanish-American reales but only two of them were real (unreal real pictured)?
|Lenborough Hoard||2015-01-02||Did you know that the Lenborough Hoard, found just before Christmas 2014, is believed to be one of the largest hoards of Anglo-Saxon coins ever discovered in Britain?||3,638 views|
|Seax of Beagnoth||2010-08-18||Article expanded from stub by S Marshall and others, and I helped expand it to a Good Article|
|Crosby Garrett Helmet||2010-09-13||Did you know that the Crosby Garrett Helmet, discovered this year, has a winged griffin on it, whereas the similar Ribchester Helmet (pictured) may have had a sphinx on top, but the Newstead Helmet only had a plume holder?
In the news on 8 October 2010: A Roman parade helmet discovered by a metal detectorist in May 2010 is auctioned for £2.3 million ($3.6 million)
|Newstead Helmet||2010-09-14||2,400 views|
|Waterloo Helmet||2010-09-15||Did you know that the Waterloo Helmet, dredged from the River Thames in 1868, is the only Iron Age helmet with horns ever to have been found in Europe?||9,500 views|
|Meyrick Helmet||2010-09-16||Did you know that the Meyrick Helmet (pictured) combines the shape of a Roman auxiliary helmet with Celtic La Tène style decoration?||7,000 views|
|Wandsworth Shield||2010-09-27||Did you know that the Wandsworth Shield (pictured) has a repoussée design of two large birds with outstretched wings and trailing tail feathers, and is considered to be a masterpiece of British Celtic art?||5,000 views|
|Nimrud Ivories||2011-03-08||Did you know that crime writer Agatha Christie used her face cream to clean the more than 2500-year-old Nimrud Ivories (example pictured) after their excavation?||13,500 views|
|Trumpington bed burial||2012-03-17||Did you know that a 7th-century grave in Cambridge discovered in 2011 held the remains of an Anglo-Saxon teenage girl who was lying on a bed, with a gold and garnet cross on her breast?||12,792 views|
|Happisburgh footprints||2014-02-07||Article started by Braincricket
In the news on 8 February 2014: The earliest human footprints outside of Africa are discovered in the United Kingdom.
Books, manuscripts and paintingsEdit
||Admonitions Scroll||2010-08-10||Did you know that the Admonitions Scroll (detail pictured), a treasured possession of the Qianlong Emperor, was bought by the British Museum for only £25 in 1903?
Failed GAR because no PD translation of the accompanying text available, so I made the translation myself.
|Testament of Ba||2011-01-23||Did you know that the earliest known fragment of the Testament of Ba, an account of the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet, was discovered in the British Library in 2009?||2,400 views|
|Dunhuang Go Manual||2011-01-25||Did you know that the Dunhuang Go Manual is the earliest surviving manual on the strategic board game of Go?||2,500 views|
|Menggu Ziyun||2011-01-29||... Menggu Ziyun is a 14th century rime dictionary of Chinese as written in the 'Phags-pa script?||950 views|
|Irk Bitig||2011-02-04||Did you know that the Irk Bitig (Book of Omens) is the only known complete manuscript text written in the Old Turkic script?||1,500 views|
|Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union||2011-09-18||Did you know that the 12th-century Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union, discovered among the rubble of the Baisigou Square Pagoda after it had been blown up, is the earliest-known book printed using wooden movable type?||2,800 views|
|Nova N 176||2012-02-07||Did you know that in 2010, the only known complete manuscript written in the extinct Khitan language was identified in the collection of the Saint Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts?||1,600 views|
|The General's Garden||2012-11-13|
|The General's Garden (Tangut translation)||2012-11-14||Did you know that the Tangut translation of the Chinese military text The General's Garden predates the earliest surviving Chinese edition by 200 years?||1,318 views|
|Bible translations into Manchu||2013-11-24|
|Springmount Bog Tablets||2017-06-27|
|Stele of Sulaiman||2011-10-01||Did you know that Om mani padme hum is engraved in the Lantsa, Tibetan, Uyghur, 'Phags-pa, Tangut and Chinese scripts on a 1348 stele, and in the Tibetan, Jurchen, Chinese, and Mongolian scripts on a 1413 stele?||1,600 views|
|Yongning Temple Stele||2011-10-01||800 views|
|Tangut dharani pillars||2013-12-23||Did you know that two dharani pillars (pictured) erected in Baoding in 1502 are inscribed with the latest known examples of the Tangut script?||4,074 views|
|Baisigou Square Pagoda||2011-09-17||Did you know that the 12th-century Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union, discovered among the rubble of the Baisigou Square Pagoda after it had been blown up, is the earliest-known book printed using wooden movable type?||2,300 views|
|Cloud Platform at Juyongguan||2012-10-27||Did you know that the 14th-century Cloud Platform at Juyongguan (pictured) in Beijing is inscribed with Buddhist texts in six different scripts: Lanydza, Tibetan, 'Phags-pa, Old Uyghur, Tangut and Chinese?||3,471 views|
|Camberley Obelisk||2011-11-30||Did you know that the 18th-century Camberley Obelisk (pictured) may have been built by John Norris to communicate by heliograph with Sir Francis Dashwood at West Wycombe church, about 20 miles (32 km) away?||7,822 views|
|Pagoda of Chengtian Temple||2016-09-03|
|One Hundred and Eight Stupas||2016-09-04|
Institutions and organizationsEdit
||International Dunhuang Project||2011-01-18||Did you know that the International Dunhuang Project has made over a quarter of a million images of Silk Road manuscripts and other artefacts available online?
Failed GAR due to overreliance on the IDP website as a source.
|Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences||2012-02-02||Did you know that in 2010, the only known complete manuscript written in the extinct Khitan language was identified in the collection of the Saint Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts?||400 views|
|Liubo||2009-07-12||5× expansion of an existing article
Did you know that when he was crown prince the future Emperor Jing of Han killed the Prince of Wu during an argument over a game of Liubo by throwing the game board at his opponent?
|Chairman Mao badge||2010-07-23||Did you know that the earliest known Chairman Mao badges were made from used toothpaste tubes?
All Mao badge images deleted on Commons
|Rhinoceroses in ancient China||2011-09-24||Did you know that rhinoceroses in ancient China were used as models for wine vessels?||7,200 views|
|Shite-hawk||2011-10-09||Did you know that, contrary to claims of a medieval origin for the term shite-hawk, it originated as British military slang for the Black Kite (pictured)?||12,800 views|
|Bed burial||2012-03-19||Did you know that a 7th-century grave in Cambridge discovered in 2011 held the remains of an Anglo-Saxon teenage girl who was lying on a bed, with a gold and garnet cross on her breast?||4,690 views|
|Tangutology||2012-10-26||Did you know that Tangutology developed as an academic discipline after the Russian explorer Pyotr Kozlov discovered a hoard of Tangut documents at the lost city of Khara-Khoto in 1908?||1,864 views|
|Odiham Castle, Hampshire. 12 May 2012.||9 January 2013||3 June 2017|
My pictures used as lead image for featured articles and listsEdit
|Royal Gold Cup||Featured article on 2010-07-10|
|List of chronometers on HMS Beagle||Featured list on 2013-06-17|
|The Original Barnstar|
|I, Pericles of Athens, award User:BabelStone with this barnstar in recognition of his excellent contributions to the ancient Chinese board game article on Liubo. Well done, sir! Well done indeed. Cheers.Pericles of AthensTalk 13:45, 3 July 2009 (UTC)|
|The British Museum barnstar|
|In thanks for your help with Hoxne, photos and most of all with Admonitions Scroll :-) Witty Lama 23:52, 27 June 2010 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|For your work on Stele of Sulaiman and Yongning Temple Stele which helps direct wikipedia to an increasingly valuable resource covering time and place. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 00:03, 17 October 2011 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Good Humor|
|For making me smile and conjuring bizarre images in my head of pigeons after too many vindaloos. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:36, 21 October 2011 (UTC)|
|The Writer's Barnstar|
|Nice work with Happisburgh footprints - looks pretty close to GA already. Jamesx12345 20:00, 8 February 2014 (UTC)|
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|For your extraordinary work at the Happisburgh footprints, I hereby award you this barnstar. Your work is indispensable! Happy editing. ComputerJA (☎ • ✎) 03:36, 12 February 2014 (UTC)|
|The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|Well you have created much more than 25. I see you are well on your way to 50. I see your DYK's and note that they are as so interesting.... and I see that the hoard articles continue to grow. I just got 3 questions right on university challenge because they were pictures of hoards. Keep up the good work. Thanks from me and the wiki. Victuallers (talk) 20:40, 24 October 2011 (UTC)|
|The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|This recognition of fifty DYKs belittles the contribution that you have made to Wikipedia. All those great articles about hoards that I believe started in the year that we collaborated with the British Museum. Lots of stuff about the History of the World in 100 objects including dozens of great photographs. Its a great pleasure to recognise this achievement and to thank you on behalf of the DYK project, myself and the wiki. Thanks. Victuallers (talk) 23:24, 12 January 2015 (UTC)|
User:BabelStone has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,