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Swift action calls for a nice coffee ![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG This is a reward for your stunningly fast reaction regarding the two Leontopolises. You're up for a nice re-energizing coffee break ! Iry-Hor (talk) 19:24, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

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Coronation feast now Coronation of the pharaoh[edit]

Hi. I also answered at the discussion page. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 13:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Osiris[edit]

Do you approve of the removal from the Osiris page ? I am not entirely convinced by their arguments, at least I think the article should retain a link or a paragraph summarizing the material that has been removed. I know this kind of arguments do not hold on wikipedia but the two users who decided this in the course of a few days are relatively young (one registered in late december the other is semi-retired with less than 2000 edits), so I am wondering what you think of the situation since you're an experienced editor when it comes to ancient Egyptian religion. Iry-Hor (talk) 17:38, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I couldn't make this edit until the database unlocked.
I would say the paragraphs they just removed were rather disjointed and off-topic (as opposed to the rest of the article, which is merely disjointed). So I don't object to their removal. Leaving some kind of summary makes sense, but parallels with / influences on Christianity are a touchy subject, and I don't want to get involved with it if I don't have to. A. Parrot (talk) 18:33, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes I understand, I too try to stay off controversial topics, I just wanted to make sure these edits were ok from the point of view of editors knowledgeable on the subject. Iry-Hor (talk) 19:10, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

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Nemes/klaft[edit]

I've been blitzing through Wikipedia:Requested articles/Arts and entertainment/Fashion, creating redirects where appropriate (as for Calasiris/kalasiris) and adding quick notes to articles where a redirect may not be obvious (as with Kalasiris and Klaft). I did a quick sources scan for klaft before creating the redirect and adding the note, and saw that a number of sources linked it to the nemes, including the Norwegian Wikipedia article at no:Klaft. Doing a more in-depth search, I see it's an alternative spelling of "khat" which does seem to make more sense. Thanks for raising this, I should have looked at the sources more carefully and will revert my edit to Nemes and redirect Klaft to Khat (apparel). Mabalu (talk) 10:16, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

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Urgend![edit]

Hi. I have done some intense research and responded. Please read and respond as soon as possible! Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 01:24, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

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Sorry[edit]

I wish I could agree with 'vandalism' for Tank Skank, but I just can;t. I sent it to an inevitable AfD deletion though. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 19:15, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Ancient Egyptian deities[edit]

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I would congratulate you on a fine article. One that is not only fascinating, but well researched and well written. Please accept this as a token of my esteem. Regards,  Ohconfucius ping / poke 05:45, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. It's high praise coming from an editor who's helped write featured articles on some of Wikipedia's most difficult and controversial topics. A. Parrot (talk) 19:21, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ancient Egyptian deities[edit]

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Metric System[edit]

Hi,

Thank you for the review of the article Metric system. I know that the article is far from perfect, and you have given me a few points to work on. May I ask one favour from you - would you skim-read Introduction to the metric system and give me any comments that you might have, notably whether it is worth developing? I have unashamedly aimed that article at a non-scientific community. Martinvl (talk) 07:07, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

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Egyptian palladia[edit]

I'm doing Palladium (protective image). Have you come across anything like this in Egyptian religion? Cheers, Johnbod (talk) 16:38, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

OMG… You need to behave[edit]

You have been very destructive. Please watch yourself. Behave.

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Goddess Isis[edit]

Hi there. Oh my, I'm flattered about so much trustment. Of course I will help you out! Beside the book you proposed I know much more encyclopedias in German language about egyptian deities. ;-) Isis is a goddes known since 5th dynasty. Her origin is unknown, she appears more or less all of a sudden. What am I babbling, I will collect the very best books for you, study them and give you amounts of texts! Best regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 17:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi. What a pitty. But ok. Unfortunately, I do not own that book and I'm also not able to receive it virtually (and its quite expensive for German conditions so I can't buy it for you). If you could somehow get a grip on it, I could translate scanned texts for you. Best regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 20:52, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Your e-mail received an e-mail. ;)) Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 09:40, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
I have received lots of stuff from you. ;-) LG;--Nephiliskos (talk) 22:13, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

I studied Müller's texts anew, emended my works and found another, interesting book. Please feel free to read again and enjoy. ;-) Regards; --Nephiliskos (talk) 15:28, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Catastrophe!!![edit]

Hi, A.Parrot. This eve I tried to open and read your sent files for first time - and couldn't! They are of the JPEG-type. Unfortunately, I'm capable of opening png-files and pdf-files only. I really hope you didn't delete your files yet! Could you try to convert them or store them as png- or pdf-files? Big sorry and thx. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 17:16, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Phew, I'm delighted.. ;) Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 19:59, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Ancient Egyptian deities[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Ancient Egyptian deities know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on May 7, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or one of his delegates (Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs)), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 7, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Isis holds Pharaoh Seti I in her lap.

The beliefs and rituals surrounding the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt formed the core of the religion of ancient Egyptians. Believing that gods influenced natural events and human lives, they interacted with the gods in temples and shrines for personal reasons and in state rites, praying for divine aid, and using rituals to compel deities to act. Authority to perform these tasks was controlled by the pharaoh, who claimed to be the gods' sole representative and managed the temples. The gods' complex characteristics were expressed in myths and in intricate relationships between deities: family ties, loose groups and hierarchies, and combinations of separate gods into one. Deities' diverse appearances in art—as animals, humans, objects, and combinations of different forms—also alluded, through symbolism, to their essential features. In different eras, various gods were said to hold the highest position in divine society, including the solar deity Ra, the mysterious god Amun, and the mother goddess Isis (pictured with Pharaoh Seti I in her lap). The highest deity was usually credited with the creation of the world and often connected with the life-giving power of the sun. (Full article...)

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First response[edit]

Hi! Yeeh, I was able to read the files! ;-) Here is a first, very rough overview: Very cool, there´s anything you would neet to write a record article. The origin and first worships of Isis, Isis and Nephthys and their role in the myth of Osiris, including the most important citations from the "lament of Isis and Nephthys", Isis in later times and so on. This will be tons of work, but I will translate for you. Step by step. Best regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 21:39, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Your questions are cool, I will work them down one by one. I hope you don't mind that I start on Wednesday eve (here in Germany we celebrate father's day on Thursday and have free time). One question to you: where do I put the text into??? A special user´s page, maybe? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 18:42, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Yo! I´m done with Maria Münster's essay "Investigations about the goddess Isis". To be honest: In the end my study results are rather so-so than great. Most of the text is about the lament of Isis and Nephthys, furthermore the passages which could answer thine questions are... ummm... more hot air than content. Too much debauchery about personal names and inscription examples. Here you can see what I would consider to be essential. This is what could be really useful for you. Hope, it helps you. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 15:28, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

On Khaemwaset and Naneferkaptah[edit]

The paragraph you added in the article on Khaemwaset relating the story where he seeks a magic book, describes a story that is suspiciously similar to this one: click here. Only in this one, it is Naneferkaptah that seeks the book and he is said to be a child of Merneptah, not Ramses. Is there a possible confusion here ? Iry-Hor (talk) 09:40, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much for this enlightening response. I do not own any source about the Setne stories but if I come accross one, I will certainly communicate it with you. I just read on the article of Merneptah the follwing : "Naneferkaptah was the royal heir, being the son of Merneptah's royal wife, Queen Isetnofret (Isisnofret), but he, his wife, and their heir died before the death of Merneptah, and their story survives in text.[7] " the source cited being precisely the text I sent you. I believe whoever added this sentence to the article on Merneptah was misled into believing Naneferkaptah was an actual historical son of Merneptah. Should we correct this ? Iry-Hor (talk) 19:39, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I've done so. A. Parrot (talk) 20:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you again ! Iry-Hor (talk) 20:35, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

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Sobek[edit]

Thank you for the acknowledgement, A. Parrot! I quite like the changes you recently made to the Sobek page. Do you think that we can get this article's class changed? I hate to see my beloved Sobek hanging around with a poor quality rating. (I'm not sure what the procedure for such things, though —I'm still a rookie with all this!). KierraF (talk) 16:50, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks again! I just joined the project, and I'm excited to improve some of these articles. I'm currently working on Taweret and would love to have you look at it when it's done if you'd like to do so. KierraF (talk) 20:34, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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Anti Flame Barnstar[edit]

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Egyptian pyramids as venues for playing squash[edit]

Hi, very nice comment. The pyramid chambers were not used for play squash, that's right. But in September 2006, the PSA World Squash Championship took place just in front of the pyramids in Cairo in Egypt. More details here : *. Now, if you have time to say a word on that, that's better. But if you thought it was a joke, then you're mistaken. Cheers Tc1591 (talk) 08:14, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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Oldest identified royal mummy[edit]

Purported mummy of Merenre, Egyptian Museum

I just saw your edit on the Step pyramid article regarding the oldest identified mummy. I am not as positive as you are on the subject: for example, a damaged mummy was discovered in the sarcophagus of pharaoh Merenre in situ in the burial chamber of his pyramid during the first excavations there. Although it is doubted that the mummy was that of Merenre there is nonetheless a sizable community of egyptologists who think it is.

Similarly, mummified remains have been found in the sarcophagus of Menkaure, but these and the sarcophagus were lost to sea en route to the British Museum. About the purported mummy of Djoser, it was discovered by Jean-Philipe Lauer as he crawled inside of Djoser's scarcophagus to make measurement during excavations. He himself believed the knee was that of Djoser. Finally, there is the wrist of Djer whom some contend is indeed that of Djer although others state it could be that of a noble or a retainer originally buried in nearby tombs. But again the wrist is now lost. The problem with these mummies and especially pieces of mummy is that you don't expect them to have names written all over, e.g. on a knee or a wrist. Knowing this, it is hard to expect better evidence than a piece discovered in situ, e.g. in the sarcophagus, in the original burial chamber. Yet, it is always possible that the remains belong to someone else. Iry-Hor (talk) 08:47, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Need the block[edit]

I have no idea what's happening. I keep getting warnings for unauthorized edits, some pages I've never been even on. Please block my editing privelages, I don't have any intention to edit anything anyway. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.100.99.181 (talk) 02:38, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Hebrew calendar[edit]

I'm actually inclined to take every last bit of stuff about this so-called "Torah calendar" out of the article. Would you concur? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:20, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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There's a response there that may be meant for you, I don't know. The IP's response is civil and sensible also. Dougweller (talk) 19:28, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Paul Walker[edit]

Lol, nice job on the Paul walker thing. Smh. People like you is what is wrong with Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.224.185.245 (talk) 04:46, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I was wrong. I should asked for reliable sources in my edit summary rather than declaring it a hoax, but when I searched to find out whether he had died, the only reliable-looking source I found said it was a hoax. The problem is that celebrity-death hoaxes pop up all the time and invariably make their way to Wikipedia—because people hear a rumor and jump to Wikipedia to change the article immediately, without providing sources and probably without caring whether sources are available. What's really wrong with Wikipedia is that people jump to conclusions. The editors I was reverting were guilty of that, and so was I. A. Parrot (talk) 05:00, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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The god "Béhédety"[edit]

Hello, as I was writing the article on Senakhtenre Ahmose of the 17th dynasty, I found out that an inscription of his mentions a god, whose name is given in a French article as "Béhédety". Do you know which Egyptian god this is ? Is there a English wiki article for this god, so that I could wikify the article on Senakhtenre Ahmose properly? Iry-Hor (talk) 12:37, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Well thank you for your detailed answer! I linked the mention of Behdety to Horus in the article on Senakhtenre Ahmose as you recommended and will add a note in the references that Behdety is a specific form of Horus (with a ref) if necessary. By the way, the mention of Behdety was uncovered on a lintel inscribed by Senakhtenre Ahmose in Karnak, i.e. in Upper Egypt. Would that indicate that this is the Behdety of Edfu? Iry-Hor (talk) 22:12, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
The inscription simply reads:
F18
D46
t O49
R8 O29


HASH nfr <
N5 s n
M3
Aa1 t
n
A24
> X8 S34 W19 N5
Z1
D&t&N17


HASH G39 N5 <
N12 ms s
> X8 S34 W19 N5
Z1
D&t&N17

At least it shows that Behdety is understood to be a town. Iry-Hor (talk) 10:11, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


Major blunder[edit]

Hello, I just noticed a major problem with the identification of Sobekhotep I and II. Recently, the tomb of Sobekhotep I was discovered in Abydos, however, the archeologists are actually referring to Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep and not Khaankhre Sobekhotep. This is a big problem because on wikipedia the article Sobekhotep I points to Khaankhre Sobekhotep whom the archeologist would refer to as Sobekhotep II. The problem is further obscured by the fact that the dynastic position of Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep is debated, with some egyptologists seeing him as the founder of the 13th dynasty and others believing it was Wegaf. In the latter case, Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep would be Sobekhotep II and Khaankhre Sobekhotep I. In any case, the mistake here is terrible because I and others have been editing the article Sobekhotep I with the discovery of the tomb when the rest of the article talk about Khaankhre Sobekhotep, who, regardless of the position of Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep in the dynasty, is not the owner of the tomb. I should add that if we do not do this, people from all over the web who heard about the discovery of the tomb will type "Sobekhotep I" and end up on the page of Khaankhre Sobekhotep when archeologists talk about Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep. Thus it is urgent to do something, and to avoid problems of who is I and II, we should just name the articles "Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep" and "Khaankhre Sobekhotep". I have Ryholt's book, Baker's book and the Petrie Museum website confirming this blunder. I do not know how to change an article title, so please help me! Iry-Hor (talk) 10:21, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you for your help and taking the time to explain me how to move articles. Iry-Hor (talk) 09:22, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Would you...[edit]

...mind if you'd join this discussion I started? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

hi there. I have started the re-creation of besaid article here. I will edit to every title all stuff from protodynastic to Old Kingdom, since I got tons of literature covering that time span. For the rest I would really appreciate any help and fostering by the project's colleagues. I will inform anyone if I'm done so no one would cross the work of the others. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 12:12, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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Egypt deities[edit]

To me, the list HAS to be part of the main article, because otherwise it basically completely unsourced. The source on the list article is referenced in the main article. Plus it makes navigation easier. Plus it was an orphaned article. So many reasons. Cosprings (talk) 20:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

More about egypt[edit]

A. Parrot, maybe you can explain why Conventional Egyptian chronology isn't merged with List of pharaohs? The former article seems to have been mostly written during the early stages of wikipedia (early 2000s) and has only 1 reference. Cosprings (talk) 13:44, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

The articles Conventional Egyptian chronology links to in other languages are also mostly list of pharaohs, or in the case of Polski, a deleted article.Cosprings (talk) 14:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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JSTOR Survey (and an update)[edit]

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

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GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Talk:Khaba/GA1[edit]

Hoohoo!^^ My god, I'm so sorry that I didn't respond yet! I couldn't find the site, because your first links led me to the common article talk page of Khaba! I will study your requests asap, I promise. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 21:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

PS: I have placed a Done! under any section in chapter 2, regarding yuor wishes for re-editing. I hope it meets your satisfaction.--Nephiliskos (talk) 22:00, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey, don't make a head about that, ok? ;o) Really no problem with that. About the two magazines:

This is actually really odd. These two zines are used in German article of Khaba, too. I took them, intrusting our article. I can't figure out, who exactly put these zines in, but I found out, that they are mentioned on a website hostet by Egyptologist Francesco Tiradritti. In far past, our portal in de.Wiki observed, that this guy works shockingly sloppy with his sources. He confuses titles and authors, mentions incorrect publishing works... In case I can't find the mentioned zines, I will look immediately for good substitude literature. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 00:15, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Ha! I'm a genius! No wonder that you couldn't find Dodson's essay! The title was wrong! It's: Aidan Dodson: The Layer Pyramid of Zawiyet el-Aryan: Its Layout and Context. In: JARCE No. 37. I have corrected it. --Nephiliskos (talk) 00:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Hoorray! But... how do you add the article? Could you do that for me? Thanks so much! --Nephiliskos (talk) 18:01, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi there. I'd like to ask about this part. What to do now? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 19:25, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick respond. I think alike and I just came to the idea of starting some kind of poll. What do you think? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 22:19, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, and where could/should I start? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 22:25, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that "starter pack". ;)) I will take care of it asap. Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 15:25, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Humble Request[edit]

Hi A.Parrot. I am a new editor on Wikipedia and i request you to copyedit the Lucknow article. Please note that i am not the admin or creator of the article but i have restructured the article according to the wikipedia guidelines. So keeping it short and simple, i am looking for your suggestions on making it a high quality (GA worthy) article. I have gone through various peer reviews and modelled the article acc. to the suggestions. Now,i just need your help.Thanking you. Wikiboy2364 (talk) 00:12, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi A.Parrot. We had a little chat on your and my talk page where i requested you to c/e Lucknow article. You told me that you will be able to do it in mid-august. Well looks like its near so i again request you to c/e the article so that i can make it a top quality article for WP. Of course if you are free to do it, any and all help will be appreciated. Thanking you. Wikiboy2364 (talk) 17:48, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Horus-Min[edit]

Hello A. Parrot! One of the decrees addressed by Neferkauhor of the 8th Dynasty to the temple of Min at Coptos orderes the construction of a sacred barque for a god simply called "Two-Powers" and which William C. Hayes identifies to the biune god Horus-Min. What do you think of this identification and what should I link "Horus-Min" to ? For the moment I linked it to "Horus" but this feels a bit unsatisfactory. Iry-Hor (talk) 20:11, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello I would like to have your opinion regarding Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ancient_Egypt#A_proposition_regarding_Template:Pharaohs Iry-Hor (talk) 10:58, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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