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Article requests: We should have an article on every pharaoh and every nome (law) in ancient Egypt. Let's check to see whether every important Egyptologist has an article. Surely, we can think of other articles that we should have.
Cleanup: To begin, most of the general-history, and at least some of the dynasty, articles badly need work. Are there any other candidates?
Expand: "Standardize the Chronology": This is a boring task, but the benefit of doing it is that you can set the dates! Why say Khufu lived between 2589 and 2566 BCE? As long as you keep the length of his reign correct, or cite a respected source, you can date it 2590-2567 BCE or 2585-2563 BCE.
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Infobox: Add an infobox or navbox to any article that doesn't have one yet.
Wikify: "Data sorting": Take one of the standard authorities of history or culture -- the writings of Herotodus, the Elder Pliny, J. H. Breasted, or Kenneth Kitchen -- and see whether you can smoothly merge quotations or information into relevant articles. This is probably a good exercise for someone who owns one of those impressive texts yet can't access a research library.
Hi Wikiproject members: Ihf cruised on to the portal to find information on "Egyptians as presented in the Bible" (ideally correlated with research), but I didn't find anything as such. I'm possibly just using the wrong search terms, but on the off-chance this isn't covered, I'd like to recommend it as an article topic. Cheers Manning (talk) 05:23, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
We should have an article on every Pharaoh & every nome in Ancient Egypt. Let's check to see if every important Egyptologist has an article. I'm sure the rest of us can think of other articles we should have.
To start with, most of the general history articles badly need attention. And I'm told that at least some of the dynasty articles need work. Any other candidates?
Standardize the Chronology.
A boring task, but the benefit of doing it is that you can set the dates !(e.g., why say Khufu lived 2589-2566? As long as you keep the length of his reign correct, or cite a respected source, you can date it 2590-2567 or 2585-2563)
Anyone? I consider this probably the most unimportant of tasks on Wikipedia, but if you believe it needs to be done . . .
This is a project I'd like to take on some day, & could be applied to more of Wikipedia than just Ancient Egypt. Take one of the standard authorities of history or culture -- Herotodus, the Elder Pliny, the writings of Breasted or Kenneth Kitchen, & see if you can't smoothly merge quotations or information into relevant articles. Probably a good exercise for someone who owns one of those impressive texts, yet can't get access to a research library.
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Given the closely linked subjects of the various religion, mythology, and philosophy groups, it seems to me that we might benefit from having some sort of regular topical discussion forum to discuss the relevant content. I have put together the beginnings of an outline for such discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/2011 meeting, and would very much appreciate the input of any interested editors. I am thinking that it might run over two months, the first of which would be to bring forward and discuss the current state of the content, and the second for perhaps some more focused discussion on what, if any, specific efforts might be taken in the near future. Any and all input is more than welcome. John Carter (talk)
Can anyone with a bit of time please come to Talk Schwaller de Lubicz and participate in the discussion there about whether or not he should be called an egyptologist. Thanks. Morgan Leigh | Talk 03:05, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Eg Twenty-sixth or 26th? See . My view is that it should be as the article titles. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 06:35, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
I don't know. I have a mild preference for writing out the words, and when I mention a topic in an article, I generally follow the spelling and style of the title of the article on that topic. I recently reverted a change to Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt, where it seemed especially odd to write in numbers when the title is all words.
But "18th dynasty" and the like are very common in Egyptological writing, as is "Dynasty 18". I'm not sure which style is more widely used. Even Roman numerals show up sometimes (like "Dynasty XVIII"). I don't know whether the Manual of Style says anything pertinent to this issue, either. Usually it's not the sort of thing I take a position on. A. Parrot (talk) 19:45, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
An absolute chronology for early Egypt using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian statistical modelling
The Egyptian state was formed prior to the existence of verifiable historical records. Conventional dates for its formation are based on the relative ordering of artefacts. This approach is no longer considered sufficient for cogent historical analysis. Here, we produce an absolute chronology for Early Egypt by combining radiocarbon and archaeological evidence within a Bayesian paradigm. Our data cover the full trajectory of Egyptian state formation and indicate that the process occurred more rapidly than previously thought. We provide a timeline for the First Dynasty of Egypt of generational-scale resolution that concurs with prevailing archaeological analysis and produce a chronometric date for the foundation of Egypt that distinguishes between historical estimates. 
Of course, following Bietak, radio-carbon dates are patently up to a century and a half off during the 2nd intermediate period, so I trust their results about as far as I can throw them. Thanatosimii (talk) 06:21, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for a response! The full paper is available here. Dougweller (talk) 08:36, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
I've just noticed the German article on Egyptian chronology - worth using Chrome or something that will let you read the full translation.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dougweller (talk • contribs) 08:39, 25 September 2013 (UTC)