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Servant in the Place of Truth (ancient Egyptian: sḏm-ꜥš m st-mꜣꜥt) was an ancient Egyptian occupational title used to refer to someone who lived at the workmen's village Set-Maat ("Place of Truth", currently known as Deir el-Medina) and worked in the Theban Necropolis.[1] The titleholders worked as artisans and were responsible for the construction and decoration of tombs for royalty and nobility at the necropolis. In their spare time they also helped each other out with cutting and decorating their own tombs, which were found just north of Deir el-Medina.

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Titles held at the Place of Truth[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. Černý 2004, p. 29.

Bibliography[]

  • Černý, J., 2004: A Community of Workmen at Thebes in the Ramesside Period. Cairo: IFAO.
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