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Foreman in the Place of Truth or Chief in the Place of Truth (ancient Egyptian: ỉmy-r m st-mꜣꜥt) was an ancient Egyptian occupational title used to refer to the Overseer of the Works and Mayor of the workmen's village Set-Maat ("Place of Truth", currently known as Deir el-Medina). The foreman of the village was ultimately responsible for the construction and decoration of tombs for royalty and nobility at the Theban Necropolis, surpervising the workers, who built and decorated tombs, and scribes, who kept a record of the progress.

Foreman in the Place of Truth

In 1906, the discovery by Ernesto Schiaparelli of the TT8 tomb at Deir el-Medina, containing the burials of the Foreman in the Place of Truth Kha and his wife Merit, became one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, since it was one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.

Titles held at the Place of Truth[]

The following titles are held by inhabitants of Deir el-Medina:

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