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We should have an article on every pyramid and every nome in Ancient Egypt. 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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Apparently a new find in Luxor confirmed that Amenhotep IV, alias Akhenaten, did have a period of co-rule with his father Amenhotep III. A mural painting dating from Amenhotep III's Heb Sed shows both pharaoh's together with their names mentioned together. According to the minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim Ali al-Sayed, this is an important find. Alas I can only find a Dutch language newspaper source: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140206_00967016 Has anyone a English language source confirming this?-- fdewaele, 6 February 2014, 18:27 CET
Section on Implementation of Atenism and later collapse not a summary of the main article
Apologies if I just missed something but cursory searching doesn't seem to find any mention of Akhenaton's unusual treatment of the "jubilee"/ "Sed festival" early in his reign which appears to have been tied to his other reforms and may have been intended to count his previous service as coregent in a way the priests didn't appreciate. See, i.a., Britannica.
More importantly, there doesn't seem to be any mention of the expected completion of the Egyptian calendar's great Sothic cycle soon after his ascension, a return of the calendar—after more than a millennium of wandering—to a New Year aligned with Sirius, the Nile flood, and (roughly) the summer solstice. (Not sure, but the backward approach of the civil calendar to an alignment with Sirius's heliacal rising may have put New Year at the summer solstice during Akhenaton's own reign.) Schaefer argues that it's not a certain thing but a claim of a completed Sothic cycle during Akhenaten's own reign on political grounds is within the margin of error for the observations involved. — LlywelynII 18:50, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
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"Another unfounded claim was made by Immanuel Velikovsky, who hypothesized an incestuous relationship with his mother, Tiye."