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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.
I am curious as to how "Mut" would be pronounced - like "mutt" or "moot" or some other way? Jedikaiti (talk) 18:56, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
That's a perennial issue with Egyptian terms. We don't know for certain how Egyptian words were pronounced, particularly the vowels, which weren't written down. Linguists can reconstruct pronunciations to some extent, but I don't know much about the results of their work. In the case of Mut, her name was written mwt, probably with some unwritten vowels between the consonants. Egyptian "w" was a consonant that only in some cases was pronounced like a long "u". In modern writing of Egyptian words, the ancient "w" is turned into a "u" if it makes it easier for us to pronounce—hence the modern name Mut. If you're asking about how the name is supposed to be pronounced in English, I'm really not sure. User:The Man in Question claims there's a conventional system for pronouncing Egyptian names in English but hasn't pointed to a source that proves it. A. Parrot (talk) 19:39, 25 September 2012 (UTC)