User talk:Iry-Hor

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Georges Goyon[edit]

Hi, I was looking for infos about Georges Goyon and found that he was born in 1905 but his death date is unknown (assuming that he is passed away indeed, but if not he should be nearly 110 now). Since you and he are compatriots, do you know if there is a French way to discover something like his obituary? Khruner (talk) 20:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

I could not find anything on his (probable) death date. There is a 2014 necrology for a Georges Goyon in a country village in France but I belive this is more likely to be someelse with the same name. The latest articles/1st edition books by the Egyptologist Goyon date to the mid 80s although there have been new editions as late as 2004. Goyon seems to have a son Jean-Claude who is an egyptologist as well. Incredibly all the sources I have found on Goyon speak of him in the present, but that would make him 110 now, i.e. one of the very few oldest men on earth. I would estimate that he died at the end of the 80s based on his activity seemingly stoping at the time, but could not find any solid confirmation. Iry-Hor (talk) 12:56, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, you found more than me anyway. I have the original 1987 book La Découverte des trésors de Tanis and in the back cover does not appear any clue that he could have been passed away until that year indeed. The only thing I can do is find a recent edition of any of his books in some library and look in the back cover for something more... Khruner (talk) 16:47, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Khruner Victory! The good lad died in 1996 and his son Jean-Claude was born in 1937 and is still alive. See here (look for "Goyon" on the page) on the website of the Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO). Iry-Hor (talk) 18:07, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Nice find! And well done also for reporting his publications. Khruner (talk) 23:01, 31 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I see you are using the Sfn template, but you need to add ref=harv to the bibliography items (or in some cases a variation on this) for it to work. See Template:Sfn. For a tool that shows up sfn errors see User:Ucucha/HarvErrors. Dudley Miles (talk) 21:06, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Dudley Miles thanks a thousand times for this and for the Sahure review thanks to which I am now correctly referencing my articles. I believe the sfn template works correclty in Shepseskare now! Iry-Hor (talk) 21:25, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Shepseskare[edit]

The article Shepseskare you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Shepseskare for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tim riley -- Tim riley (talk) 18:40, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

An award for you![edit]

Nofretete Neues Museum.jpg Ancient Egypt Award
Keep up the great work on Ancient Egyptian topics! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:24, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Wow thanks! Iry-Hor (talk) 06:52, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

About GA[edit]

Hello, you seem very busy lately in raising to GA and even FA some pharaohs, so I was wondering if you can briefly explain me how to propose a pharaoh to GA status; maybe sooner of later I will try that... --Khruner (talk) 16:33, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sure it's easy, the steps to propose an article for GA are described here. You will have to copy and paste a standard tempalte at the top of the talk page, selecting a subtopic while doing so. Typically the subtopic will be "Royalty, nobility and heraldry" (e.g. for a pharaoh) or "Art and architecture" (for pyramids). Your article will then automatically appear on the list of nominated articles until someone picks it up for review (this can take months, unless you can find someone), The reviewer will then make a more or less thorough review and if you address all his points, the article should pass to GA. One last piece of advise, which I learned recently: using the sfn template for references looks extremely good (see Shepseskare). Also mandatory: the page number should appear in all book references (i.e. the precise page(s) where the info referred to is mentioned). In the end, it is fun! Good luck! Iry-Hor (talk) 17:17, 13 February 2015 (UTC)