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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.
References to Amduat in modern fiction: In the BBC television series Doctor Who, episode 82, Pyramids of Mars, the two principal characters discuss "the 740 gods whose names were recorded in the tomb of Thuthmose III." Whether the number 740 comes from some actual source, or the fancy of the writers, is undetermined. Presumably this list of gods refers to the Amduat.
I found this of some small interest and considered including it in the actual Amduat article. However, as it may be misinterpreted as contrary to the purpose of the article, I opted to place it here instead, for others to discuss and use in the future as they see fit. If others find more references to the Amduat in modern fiction, perhaps a combination of such examples could eventually find their way into the actual page.
Does amduat literally mean "that which is in the duat"? Thanks. --HilmarHansWerner (talk) 04:48, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
'm duat' translates as 'in the duat', so it's fair to say [that which is in] is implied, although as far as I know this term is a modern invention.
The first word is the nisba adjective jmj rather than the preposition m, so the literal meaning is ‘being in the duat’; when used as a noun, it would then mean ‘(what is) being in the duat’ or, in other words, ‘that which is in the duat’. Vorziblix (talk) 03:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)