Talk:Culture of Egypt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Egypt (Rated B-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Egypt, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Egypt on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Africa (Rated B-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Africa, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Africa on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Culture  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Culture, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of culture on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Science[edit]

www.dictionary.com defines culture as "The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought." Science is arguably the ultimate attempt by humans to create an institution around transmitting human work and thought between people and throughout the ages. Therefore, I think the article would not be complete without a section on Science. I will begin the section with a mention of Ptolemy. Johntex 01:22, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Go for it. I think it would be fair to include a new section for science if there's enough material. If there isn't, it could easily become a paragraph under literature. I wonder if anyone can contribute anything on mediaeval Egyptian culture, perhaps more science! Gareth Hughes 01:33, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Well, I think there is plenty of material! I took info on Ptolemy Library of Alexandria and Ahmed H. Zewail from their articles here on Wikipedia. They may need to be shortened some more, especially if other scientists come to light. I also began the section on Art. Johntex 03:12, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Medival egyptian culture is generally part of the Islamic culiture and later the Ottomanic one. also an important addition would be the revival of arabic literature in the 19th and 20th century (e.g NAguib Mahfouz , Taha Husien ,etc.) and egyptian cinema (Youcef Chahine ,etc.).

that comment was by me --Thesamo 04:31, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Additional Suggestions[edit]

I have not been working on this article, but I have a few suggestions. From the looks of it (a good comparison is Culture of the United Kingdom, very good article) this article is still lacking sections on architecture, theatre (I know the Greeks were famous for drama, any Egyptian plays?), food, education, sport, and dress. I don't know how well all of these would apply, bu they are good goals. I am also confused about the first sentence, because China claims to be the oldest civilization... maybe I'm just not seeing the distinction. --Dmcdevit 23:22, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Egypt is not the "world's longest-enduring national culture" because the original culture was wiped out by Hellenic-Roman and later Arab conquest--this is why China is usually referred to as the world's oldest continuous civilization. Sumerian writing is also by most accounts older than ancient Egyptian. I removed the two claims which I believe to be incorrect. --Jiang 06:12, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I agree Culture of the United Kingdom can be a useful guide. I checked the Featured Article List and I see that no "Culture of..." article has yet made it to Featured Article status. However, there are other articles there on History, Literature, etc. that could be helpful to improving this article. Let's make this the first "Culture of..." article to reach Featured status! Johntex 19:28, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I can't believe there is nothing about the pyramids, sphinx, tombs, etc! There could certainly be much more about their Architecture in this article.--24.251.234.191 22:50, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:AkhenatenDwellerInTruth.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:AkhenatenDwellerInTruth.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in Wikipedia articles constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If there is other other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 19:18, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:AkhenatenDwellerInTruth.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:AkhenatenDwellerInTruth.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images lacking such an explanation can be deleted one week after being tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot (talk) 04:58, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

More information!!![edit]

Put some information on Egypt Symbols!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.163.125.201 (talk) 15:53, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Medieval Egyptian Folklore[edit]

There is nothing written about art or culture during the medievals in Egypt. I think it's important enough to write about it and shouldn't be overlooked. --Mohamed 00:48, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

The Library[edit]

Under the heading of the article, Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt: notable in its absence in discussing the destruction of the library (i.e. Caesar, Catholic zealots), is the Muslim conquest which is usually "credited" with destroying the library's contents that were in conflict with the Koran. Seems like a strange oversight in need of correction.Cutugno (talk) 02:58, 5 November 2011 (UTC)