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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.
The list of nomes gives the capital of the 21st nome of Upper Egypt as Crocodilopolis, which is in the Fayyum, west of the Nile valley proper. The map shows the 21st nome as being entirely east of the Nile. What gives?
The same Egyptian name is listed for the 13th and the 20th nome of Upper Egypt, but the translations are different. The same applies to the 14th and the 21st nome. Are there someone out there who can correct this? --Klausok 06:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
The list of nomes seems to draw on different sources, and thus has conflicting information in it. Because the configuration of nomes changed over time, different ancient authors enumerate the nomes differently. Potential sources are in Bagnall (cited in article), Egypt Under the Pharaohs: A History Derived Entirely from the Monuments, Heinrich Karl Brugsch, Hand-book for travellers in Egypt, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, as well as what's available in Strabo, etc. The chart should be standardized according to one of these sources, and it should be cited. Anyone interested? If not, I will do it.HippomenesLove (talk) 20:10, 2 February 2015 (UTC)