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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 brilliant mathematician, astronomer, and scientist Sosigenes of Alexandria was said to be the tutor of the Princess, later Queen Cleopatra VII Philopater. I cannot document this, it is based on hearsay and folklore; but the famous Queen was said to have had a brilliant intellect in her own right. The producers of the blockbuster 1963 Elizabeth Taylor film accepted this bit of lore and had Sosigenes played by the noted actor Hume Cronyn. This is an interesting bit of trivia. Buddmar 00:00, 23 March 2007 (UTC)buddmar
Perhaps someone has a source for Pliny book 18, 210-212 English translation for a reference for the first Pliny paragraph of "He appears in Pliny book 18, 210-212"? --Doug Coldwelltalk 17:27, 2 July 2009 (UTC)