Georges Goyon

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Georges Goyon (1905-?) was a French-Egyptian Egyptologist, a senior fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research, and King Farouk's private archaeologist.

Goyon was born in Port-Saïd, Egypt, in 1905, son of Henri Goyon, who worked for the Suez Canal Company.[1] A student and disciple of Pierre Montet,[2] Goyon led, early in his career, the construction of a gigantic granite monument at Ismailia for the Suez Canal Company. For twenty years he led the work of excavation of Tanis and inspected the stones of the pyramid of Khéops to which he practically dedicated his life to, but also did a vast amount of work on the inscriptions and graffiti on the Great Pyramid, making a number of important discoveries especially in the 1940s.[3][4] In 1946, Goyon discovered an "abecedary incised on black granite" in Wadi Hammamat.[5]


  • Le Secret des bâtisseurs des grandes pyramides - Khéops, Pygmalion, nouvelle édition 1997
  • La Découverte des trésors de Tanis, Éditions Perséa, 1987


  1. ^ Montet, Pierre (1998). Lettres de Tanis, 1939-1940: la découverte des trésors royaux (in French). Éditions du Rocher. ISBN 978-2-268-02884-2. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Guadagnin, Rémy (2008). Archéologia. A. Fanton. ISBN 978-2-902685-41-7. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cheops" (in German). Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Sarah Israelit-Groll; Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Ḥug le-egipṭologyah (1985). Pharaonic Egypt: the Bible and Christianity. The Magnes Press, the Hebrew University. pp. 65–70. ISBN 978-965-223-602-9. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Porten, Bezalel; Yardeni, Ada (May 1999). Textbook of Aramaic documents from ancient Egypt: Ostraca & assorted inscriptions. Hebrew University, Dept. of the History of the Jewish People. ISBN 978-965-350-089-1. Retrieved 17 July 2012.