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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.
It is possible he was born in Mendes and moved to Alexandria.Das Baz 16:13, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
It is not at all clear that Tiberius Claudius Thrasyllus (d. 36 CE) is the same person as Thrasyllus of Mendes (which was a town in the Nile Delta), first of all. Secondly, there is no primary source which originates this Thrasyllus mentioned in Tacitus and Suetonius, in Alexandria--even if the Oxford Classical Dictionary says it. The astrologer may not have been Egyptian at all. This sort of confusion should be straightened out in the article, and I guess I'll try. NaySay (talk) 16:43, 30 May 2009 (UTC)