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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.
"el-haram" does not mean pyramid, it means "sanctuary". Specifically it means "forbidden", as in a place that is forbidden, but this is a common name for shrines and sanctuaries including al-Haram-al-Sharif, al-Haram al-Makki al-Sharif, etc.
If local Egyptians (perhaps the ones living closest to the pyramids?) have taken to calling these pagan burial sites by this name it seems at odds with mainstream Muslim/Arab traditions and it would be good to get a clarification here if not in the article itself.
Indeed it does. "Haram" (Arabic: هرم) with "H" means pyramid in Arabic. What you are referring to is حرم with a fricative "H" (IPA [ħ])
When was the Red Pyramid built? Rather than provide Common Era dates, the article just says that construction began in the "thirtieth year" of Sneferu's reign, which is no help, since Sneferu reigned only 24 years (circa 2613-2589 BC).Meservy (talk) 03:27, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
idk who it was built by but it took him 4ever!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:53, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Coordinate error of the red pyramid. the decimal amount and the dms amount are not equal.
The following coordinate fixes are needed for —126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:04, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Declined — Coordinates appear to be correct. I note, however, that if you use the Google Earth "Open" link in GeoHack that it takes you to the wrong place, but if you use the "w/ meta data" link it takes you to the correct place. This is a known problem with the way Google processes some requests (in both Maps and Earth, though not consistently), not a problem with GeoHack or Wikipedia. If you'll use Wikimapia or Acme, the place will always be accurate. I've also never had the Google Earth "w/ meta data" link take me to the wrong place, but with the errors in their other apps... Best regards, TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 19:51, 18 March 2011 (UTC)