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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.
Doesn't a merge better reflect the way in which scholars approach these inscribed stones? Context is the encyclopedic element lacking in lists and in dictionary-like isolated descriptions such as this one. --Wetman 17:19, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I feel like I am talking to people who haven't a clue. When Leap year was implemented, no future Rosetta Stone, and stone for Ptolemy IV existed.
And what you don't know, or care to understand, is that Ptolemy II had the first memorial Stele. I have not read what is on it, but I believe it is the typical, autobiographical story, of his (life, or his later achievements). It really is the stela that probably influenced his son, Ptolemy III.
I know it is hard to realize that the future two stelas did not exist yet. If you read the entire English or (the other two scripts), this is not a simple story, It is EQUIVALENT to the Rosetta Stone in length, and in topic complexity. [It was Ptolemy IV who was doing military stuff, thus HIS story is a little shorter(maybe 80 per cent the length). (I just reread it.) (Read it in the Budge, Rosetta Stone, reference.)(The Ptolemy IV story is military, and booty, and ceremonies related-restoring things, and burning cities to give them a hint of Egypt's power. The Decree of Canopus references the same 3-scripts as the Rosetta Stone. The Decree for Ptolemy IV does not appear to (from the Demotic translation). It is the story of warring in Syria, and Palestine. ] AANNNDDDD..... if you actually read the translation, one can possibly get some clues to the Adoratrix–Adoratrice stuff, and virgin-Mary stuff. It all came from somewhere. (Because of the extensive male and female priest groups created, to deal with the Topic: theDeath of Daughter Berenice. More that half the story of the "Decree of Canopus" concerns HER.) (from the SonoranDesert- Ariz. -Mmcannis 05:52, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Again, why would you claim a Stele, more preserved, than the Rosetta stone, with 2-copies, almost 100 percent each, less important than the Rosetta Stone? History is not done by consensus. If you don't know, if you aren't cognizant that this is this first implementation of Leap year, do you think ignoring it, is gonna make Julius Caesar more valid? This Stele is obviously more valid, in so many ways. (Our societies are lacking in learning, in all parts of the world, (for whatever the reasons). ..(from the ArizDeserts ...-Mmcannis 06:04, 31 March 2007 (UTC)