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Minister of foreign affairs versus minister of state for foreign affairs[edit]

Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Wikipedia article says he "served as Egypt's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1977 until early 1991" and "then became Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for several months before moving to the UN." Our article Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) list Boutros-Ghali as serving two times as acting foreign minister, in 1977 and then in 1978–1979, with other people occupying the post from '79 onward. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' own website has separate pages listing former ministers of foreign affairs [1] and former ministers of state for foreign affairs [2], with Boutros-Ghali serving in the latter position from 1977 to 1991. So it looks like these are two distinct positions. Boutros-Ghali held the "state" position for fourteen years and may have stepped in to the other position for brief periods in 1977 and in 1978–1979 (I'm not sure, because he isn't on the ministry's list of plain foreign ministers). In any case, our articles on Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) do not seem to reflect the distinction between the offices of minister for foreign affairs and the minister of state for foreign affairs. I'd appreciate someone who knows more about it trying to clarify the difference in our articles. A. Parrot (talk)

Gods of Egypt[edit]

The usage and primary topic of "Gods of Egypt" is under discussion, see talk:Gods of Egypt (film) -- 65.94.43.89 (talk) 04:40, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates/List of birds of Egypt/archive1[edit]

I have nominated List of birds of Egypt for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Harrias talk 14:49, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Help with a page?[edit]

Can anyone help with the article for Hassan Hosny? He's been in a lot and it looks like he should be notable (which is why I declined the speedy), but I'm not bringing much up in English. I'm going to assume that most of the coverage is likely in another language - can anyone help look? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:12, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Chinese people in Egypt[edit]

I found an article written by Peter Hessler about Chinese people in Egypt:

It may be useful if anyone wants to start an article about Chinese people in Egypt or something like that WhisperToMe (talk) 10:00, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

The Herodotus Machine[edit]

Just stumbled upon this and removed a claim that Greek city-states were trading with Egypt in 3000 BCE. I started to look for sources and can find only a handful of sources for anything with this name, and some of them are fringe. We do have Egyptian pyramid construction techniques#The writings of Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus which discusses Herodotus's ideas on how the pyramids were built. I'm not sure what to do about this article. Doug Weller (talk) 11:42, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Doug Weller - I copied the 3000 BCE from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_trade#Maritime_trade, it's ref 35 at the end of para 2. I was rather scratching around for any references at all, and that seemed one I might be able to use. (Of course, it's to a book which I don't have.) Of course I should have thought of when Greek city states existed - d'oh! I put it in to support the idea that Herodotus could definitely have travelled to Egypt - the version I started with was full of equivocation about just about everything. Quite happy to leave it out.
On the article itself....it's thin. There's not a lot to say and it seems not a lot to support it. Although lurking for a while, I am very early in my actually-editing career and didn't want to send it to AfD - I thought I'd try to improve the text and add some references and see what anybody said! I saw the Egyptian pyramid construction techniques page which has what looks like the same quote from Herodotus. Given that that seems the extent of what is known perhaps AfD is the right thing? I did think the DaVinci link was a bit cool though. Perhaps put that in to the Egyptian pyramid construction techniques#The writings of Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus section? I can't find the link at the moment, but I did come across a site which claims that it will be publishing the Codex Matrix in the near future so it might be worth waiting for that. Does any of that sound sensible?
ghytred talk 15:15, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi User:Ghytred. No problem. The other possibility if others agree is to redirect it. Everyone, a number of the references at Ancient Egyptian trade are other Wikipedia articles, which if course we can't use. Sp that article means fixing. As for the Codex Matrix, are you referring to this site - that's probably going to be self-published by soneone who belongs to a religious sect so small it doesn't even have an article! Doug Weller (talk) 15:50, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
User:Doug Weller - Ha! Given them 10x their usual traffic now. Where did I get Matrix from? Codex Madrid is what I meant! ghytred talk 16:11, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that makes more sense! I should have guessed. Doug Weller (talk) 16:27, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Nile languages[edit]

There's a request at Talk:Nile#Semi-protected edit request on 13 August 2015 to add a language to the several already listed in the lede of Nile. Could someone with knowledge of the languages from this area take a look? Cheers. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 15:54, 19 August 2015 (UTC)