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A Mayor or Governor was a local administrator who was in charge of a city, town or village in ancient Egypt. Mayors served their local Nomarch, who was usually also the Mayor of the nome's capital city.

They often held the honorific title Count (Ancient Egyptian: Ḥꜣty-a), which usually stands alone in inscription in front of the name, but was also often combined with the titles "Overseer of the Priests" or "Overseer of the House", indicating that local mayors were also often the head of local religious matters.[1]

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  1. Quirke 2004, p. 111-112.


  • Quirke, S., 2004: Titles and bureaux of Egypt 1850-1700 BC. London.