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Overseer of the Archery or Chief of the Bowmen was an ancient Egyptian high ranking military title. These commanders were particularly skilled at archery and riding chariots. The title could be held by multiple individuals and applies specifically on an officer in the Egyptian army in command of a division of archery rather than the chariotry or infantry.

Overseer of the Archery of Kush[]

Since Kushites were particularly skilled bowmen, the office of Overseer of the Archery was often situated in Kush. Their title may be found in the extended version as "Overseer of the Archery of Kush" or "Chief of the Bowmen of Kush". It was the most powerful military position in Nubia. An example of such an individual is Khaemwaset the Elder.

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