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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.
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I fully agree. "Ptolemy"=Egypt, anyway, so it's completely redundant. johnk 19:07, 10 September 2005 (UTC)
In carrying out this program, I find that Cleopatra's son is at Ptolemy Philadelphus, but half the inbound links are intended to head here; and presumably there will be more, as more public-domain text is wikified. I propose to solve this by making Ptolemy Philadelphus a redirect here, after moving that article to a suitably disambiguated location. Please discuss this at Talk:Ptolemy Philadelphus. Septentrionalis 19:27, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
I am very confused about the bottom of the "Reign" section. There is discussion there about his wives being related to each other, but not his being related to them. Ptolemy II married his full sister, Arsinoe II. This is why they were called "Philadelphus" meaning "brother-loving" and "sister-loving." This made radical changes in Egyptian culture, making incestuous marriages en vogue in Egypt for a time. Lysimachus was the father of one of Ptolemy's wives named Arsinoe, and the husband of another of Ptolemy's wives named Arsinoe. This is confusing. Maybe we need a family tree visual? Was Ptolemy the uncle of the wife that was not his full sister? It's also confusing that Arsinoe II is (apparently) older than Arsinoe I. Was this a mistake? My source is Encyclopedia Britannica. MadVoo (talk) 04:58, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Disagree, the concept of Brotherly-love / "Philadeplhus" derived from Alexander's Hellenism. Philadelphus has a strong humanitarian(literally freeing slaves) and philanthropic(literally filling libraries) legacy which has nothing to do with consanguinous unions; which are not uncommon among Egyptian royalty. Most of ntrs have brother-sister relationships (eg. Asa-Aset;Set-Nebthet;Seb-Nut,Shu-Tefnut, etc) Phildelphus didn't introduce that concept -- it was there from the beginning. Ptolemais Philopater was not married to his father and Philometor wasn't married to his mother. Moreover Ptolemais Caesaer Philopater Philomater wasn't
married to either of his parents!...MBJ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:31, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I too am confused as Lysimachus is listed as his offspring by Arsinoe I and this links to Lysimachus who was father to Arsinoe I and born much earlier. Athosfolk (talk) 01:51, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
I believe Arsinoe I was Lysimachus' daughter by a previous marriage. See here; Lysimachus was married twice before his marriage to Arsinoe II. Also, Ptolemy II and Arsinoe I apparently had a son also named Lysimachus. His article is at Lysimachus of Egypt, while that of Arsinoe I's father (and Arsinoe II's first husband) is at Lysimachus. john k (talk) 02:15, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
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